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b. c.1940, Kolda, Casamance, Senegal. A distant relation of the Gambian Konte family of kora (west African harp) players, Lamine Konte first studied under his father, Dialy Keba Konte, then Souldiou Cissoko. After attending the School of Arts in Dakar, he began to develop his own unique style. Rather than traditional music he was more inclined towards a fusionist direction, employing both kora and guitar. The style saw fruition with the formation of his first band in 1960, which... Read more

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