Mohammed Alidu was born into the Bizung lineage of talking drum chiefs of Northern Ghana, studying with his father from the age of 3 years old. Alidu’s father taught him the history of his tribe, singing, and the language of the talking drum as his ancestors had done before him. By the age of 5, Alidu was accompanying his father to performances at the King’s palace. These performances helped to further open up the world of music to Alidu, as he listened to different drum languages being played.
Alidu's latest album "Duniaso" is a real travel to the deep African roots of this unique musician who has been part of the Playing For Change family for years and now leads the PFCF music school in his hometown in Tamale, Ghana, The Bizung School of Music & Dance.