Mor Thiam (born Mor Dogo Thiam in Dakar, Senegal, c. 1941) is a Senegalese drummer, cultural historian, and entertainment consultant. His surname is pronounced "Chahm."
Thiam, a member of the Dogon ethnic group, played drums from before the age of eight and had begun playing professionally by age 12. His surname, Thiam, means "historian" in his native tongue, and he comes from a family whose members use drums to tell the story of Senegal's Wolof people. His instruments include tama,…
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