Mohamed was born in Guinea, West Africa in a village called Bourramya- Koubya. This village is a few hours north of the capital, Conakry. Mohamed started to play at the age of 5 years old and has been surrounded by music throughout his entire life.
From a very early age, Mohamed has been known as Bangouraké, which means ‘Bangoura Man’. In Guinea he is known by this name. Mohamed was born into a Griot family. It is Griot tradition to carry the African traditional culture through music and song and to tell and pass on the stories of Africa. Playing music, singing and dancing is a part of Griot life. Mohamed is proud of his heritage and his responsibilities as a Griot. He hopes to carry his tradition and music through his life and share it with people all around the world.