Contributed by Tiani Tarr
Lamine Lopez Soumah 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. Lopez Soumah was the artistic Director of Les Percussions de Guinée. Her was born January 1, 1949 at Dubreka (Lower Guinea).
He was married with eight children. Lamine Soumah attended a French school
until junior high, when he dropped out to pursue the jembe (drum).
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.