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Tai Adelaja

Tai Adelaja is a percussionist, sound designer and music technologist from Lagos, Nigeria. He freelances as a studio designer, music producer and sound engineer. He is a trained master of the djundjun (an African bass drum), a competent accompanist on djembe, a global music afficionado and an expert on electronic and traditional musical instruments.

Tai briefly studied African drum and dance with the late Babatunde Olatunji in 1992 and completed a 3-year cultural residency program with Master Drummer Aidoo Mamadi Holmes and Washington DC's Wo’se African Dance Theater in 2000. As Wo'se's bona-fide operations director, he helped to facilitate expansion of theater operations and the integration of traditional Nigerian dance into company repertoire.

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