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Ayo Adeyemi
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Ayo Adeyemi was born in Nigeria where he was initiated as a babalawo in the indigenous Yoruba religion, Ifa. He has been drumming, singing and dancing since he was a child.

In the 1980s, Ayo, whose name means "happy," moved to the United States, where he lived and toured with renowned Yoruba master drummer Babatunde Olatunji for eight years. Ayo has performed with The Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart, Keith Richards, Ginger Baker, Carlos Santana, and at the celebration of Nelson Mandela's release from prison.


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