Jembe Master Lamine Lopez Soumah Passes Away
Dear Drumming Community,
Many of you have already heard, but I regret to inform you that Guinee
and the world have lost another Jembe legend: Lamine Lopez Soumah of
Les Percussions de Guinee.
Lopez died on Tuesday, August 10, 2004, after a motorcycle accident and
several months in medical care. His death was a shock and terrible
tragedy as he is highly regarded by peers, younger artists, and
students from around the world. A devout Muslim, husband, and father,
Lopez is survived by 3 wives and 8 children. We will all miss him
greatly. Another masterful legend has left our world. Allahakbar.
Please visit <http://balletwarraba.org/lamine_lopez_soumah.htm> for
more information about and photos of Lamine Lopez.
PO Box 1261
Asheville, NC 28802
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