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Keith Doran Bio

Keith Doran

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Inspired by his grandfather, George E. Monahan, Keith started drumming at age 7 in his garage– his first snare drum was a bag of grass seed, with a fertilizer spreader for a cymbal. Thirty years later Keith continues his passion for drumming as a local Jazz musician and teacher of West African drums. Keith has been a dedicated student of West African music for the past 16 years. His primary teachers are Sayon Camara, Moussa Traoré, Famoudou Konaté, and Bolakada Condé. Keith looks forward to sharing the joy and freedom evoked by these rich, exciting polyrhythms.