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Leon Mobley

perc, US
Musician of Rock and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Leon Lewis Mobley

Leon Mobley is a percussionist and drummer, founder and artistic and musical director of Da Lion and Djimbe West African Drummers and Dancers and a member of the Innocent Criminals, Ben Harper's band. He is working with Damian Marley and Nas on the project called "Distant Relatives". Leon Mobley began as a child actor on PBS Television show Zoom (1973), and has toured the globe as drummer/percussionist with Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals (1993–present).

        
Instruments
  • Percussion
  • Bongos
  • Congas
  • Djembe
  • Tamborine
Genres
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
  • Pop
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Lamba on Djimbe by Leon Mobley
Doundounbah on Djimbe by Leon Mobley
Rhumba on Afro Dance Groove by Leon Mobley
Sunu on Afro Dance Groove by Leon Mobley
Yabis on 3 Brave Souls by Various Artists
Mandjane on Djimbe by Leon Mobley
Djongdong/Wolosodong on Djimbe by Leon Mobley
Warm Up on Afro Dance Groove by Leon Mobley
Kuku on Afro Dance Groove by Leon Mobley
Kakilambe on Afro Dance Groove by Leon Mobley

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Da Lion RoarsLeon Mobley2008Album
Keeping It RealLeon Mobley & Umar Bin Hassan2005Album
Mandingo DrummingLeon Mobley / Abdoulaye Diakite1992Album
DjimbeLeon Mobley1989Album
External Links
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