Bembeya Jazz National

    Bembeya Jazz National

    • Bembeya Jazz National
    Bembeya Jazz National

    Bembeya Jazz National

    • Bembeya Jazz National

    Bembeya Jazz National

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        In the aftermath of the Guinean Independence in 1958 and the encouragement of cultural pride, numerous bands sprang up throughout the African country. The most popular was Bembeya Jazz National, formed by vocalist Aboubacar Dembar Camara in 1961. Specializing in modern arrangements of Manding classic tunes, Bembeya Jazz National won the first two national Biennale festivals in 1962 and 1964 and was crowned National Orchestra in 1966. Initially a seven-piece group, featuring a ... Read more

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