Ismaila Sané is a Senegalese born percussionist, singer, solo dancer of African ballet, choreographer and pedagogue. He was born on in Coubalan, Casamance, Senegal. Sané lived in Spain from 1981 to 1999, and since 1999 he has made his home Finland. Sané is well known in Finland from his solo career but also from the bands Piirpauke, Saísba, Senfi, Galaxy and Buddha Surfers. In Spain he is known from bands Baba Djembe and Mbalax. Ismaila Sané has been recording in more than 30 records and performing eg. in Europe, Africa, Northern America.