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  1. Ifang Bondi, meaning "take out yourself" in Mandinka language, grew out of the former Gambian band called the Super Eagles. Founded in the 60's…

  2. This is an alias for Rail Band, one of the most popular musical groups in the history of Malian music; the band was later known as Super Rail Band,…

  3. Abdoulaye Diabaté
    From Wikipedia

    Abdoulaye Diabaté is a famous singer and guitarist who was born to Griot family in Kela, Mali in 1956.
    He has at…

  4. Sekouba "Bambino" Diabate was born in a village 25 km from Siguri in the West African country Guinea, near the Malian border. Both his parents…

  5. Kasse Mady Diabate was born in Kéla, Mali in 1949. The Diabatés are one of the two biggest griots families. Their ancestor Morykaba Diabaté fought…

  6. Pape and Cheikh are from Senegal where they grew up listening to their country's traditional music and to western singer-songwriters like Bob…

  7. Tarika Sammy was formed by Samoela Andriamalalaharijaona in 1983 in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. The group had a floating lineup…

  8. Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh are master kora players from West Africa. Perhaps more correct is to call these two griots. Foremost, they are…

  9. Ghorwane, the “Good Guys” of Mozambique by José Pinto Sá

    In the hot and dusty Gaza province of Mozambique there is a small lake called Ghorwane…

  10. Mah Damba (born Mah Sissoko in Bamako, Mali, 1965) is a traditional griot singer. She comes from a family of griots: her father, Djeli Baba Sissoko…

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