Hamadal Moumine Issoufou aka Almeda was born in 1967 in Keita, Niger. rained and working in the legal field, Almeda started to study music in 1992 and took lessons in particular with balafon master Ali Keita. Since, he has matured as a guitarist, arranger, and band leader and directed several major orchestras in his home country. Almeda is currently in charge of the Orchestre Tal National du Niger which performs regularly in Niamey, Niger's capital.
Hamadal Issoufou is performing with Bill MacKay and Jamie Topper at Heaven Gallery on October 11.