M'bolo, meaning "togetherness" in the Senegalese language Wolof, embraces this ethos in the creation of the high-octane hybrid of Mbalax and Rock.
Cheikh Ngom, lead singer and songwriter, was born and raised in Kaolack, a city on the coast of Senegal. He has been singing, dancing, and playing sabar drums all his life. He has performed throughout Africa, Europe, and the U.S. Dillon Zahner, Galen Gregory Willett, and Beza "bayz" Gebre, M'bolo's guitarist, bass player, and drummer, met at Boston's Berklee College of Music. They share a love of West African rhythms. When they heard Cheikh perform at a Cambridge club, joined him and formed M'bolo. M'bolo also includes Arone Ndiaye on keyboard and Moha Seck on sabar drums.
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