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Q&A with Black Panther drummer Magatte Sow Fall and West African drum experts Wooden Roots.

Get ready for the YouTube Premiere on Monday 6 February for our online Q&A with Black Panther movie drummer, Magatte Sow Fall, and Black Panther djembe supplier, Wooden Roots who are based in Suffolk.

Black man wears shorts and plays a djembe drum on stage with other players in the background. The man has short dread locs.
Magatte performing on stage (c) Magatte Sow Fall.

In partnership with Britten Pears Arts, our founder, Elma Glasgow, talks to...


Marcus Brown of leading West African drumming company Wooden Roots and his friend Magatte Sow Fall - artist, musician and composer, 3 x Grammy award winner who plays worldwide. He features on both Black Panther film scores, and appears in an early scene in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.


Magatte, who jumped on the Q&A while in Senegal recently, has played with artists including Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Youssou N'dour, Baba Maal, John Legend, Jill Scott, Angélique Kidjo, and Janelle Monae.


Tall Black man dressed in a black shirt, logo t-shirt and black cargo trousers stands next to a Black woman with should length curly brown hair. She wears a bright pink shirt and blue jeans.
Marcus and Elma after the Q&A at the Power of Stories exhibition, Snape Maltings

We talk about friendship; making drums for Black Panther; Magatte's background; his work with Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Göransson; the complexity and sacred nature of the djembe; and more.


The Q&A is inspired by Power of Stories, the acclaimed community-driven exhibition which features 3 original from Marvel Studios' Black Panther 1.


Sign up to be alerted when the Q&A is live or to watch if you miss the premiere >> https://youtu.be/NEZpJ_qcnWc


Many thanks to our partners Suffolk County Council and the Association for Suffolk Museums.


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