Abdoulaye Diabaté

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        The traditional West African sounds of balofon and ngoni are combined with keyboards and computer programming by Mali-born vocalist and drummer Abdoulaye Diabate. While rooted in the Bombara sounds of such Wassolou singers as Oumou Sangare, Diabate is known for the extremely raw sounds of his vocals. Diabate began singing and playing drums at tribal celebrations at a very early age. He sharpened his performance skills as a member of various musical theater troupes. In 1976, Diab... Read more

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