Dia has spent many years learning and "collecting" traditional rhythms from Senegal, Mali, and Guinea. In Senegal, he was a soloist in many Ballets, notably the Batogai ballet at the Blaise Senghor Cultural Centre in Dakar.

Dia has had the opportunity to play the djembé with maestros, Modoun Khoulé (Mali), Idy Kanté (Mali), and in 2009 with the great international maestro, Mamady Keita (Guinea), during a professional workshop organised by the Ministry of Culture. Dia now shares his time between Dakar (Senegal) and London, teaching drums in regular classes and workshops, and performing in live shows.

For more information about his classes and workshops, click on /classes-and-workshops
Dia also drums to support Afro dance, dance&drum, and 5 Rhythms classes.

For more information about past and future performance, click on/performances

Dia also repairs djembe and has a variety of djembes for sale, see Djembe sale & repair