Fode comes from Senegal. He learned to play the djembe at a young age. Since then he has performed in Senegal, Gambia and toured Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Morocco and Spain. Fode founded the Ballet Foret Sacré de Ziguinchor and won the first prize at the Festival de Ziguinchor (Senegal) in 2004.
Since moving to Austria in 2007, he has been holding djembe workshops and has performed and held workshops in Austria (e.g. Donauinselfest, Afrikatage, Kasumama Festival, Impulstanz), France, Germany and Spain. Fode Sy is a djembe player who masters all traditional West African rhythms.