Le Zagazougou

Le Zagazougou

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Formed in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire in 1990 by the sons and nephews of Mamadou Ouattara (who, having been given an accordion by a missionary, had introduced the instrument into the traditional music of Cote d'Ivoire), Le Zagazougou continued to develop the role of the accordion within the music of their country. They created a brand of fast-paced, acoustic roots pop which also featured vocals and massed percussion. Led by Ouattara's son Bakary, a.k.a. Abou Ouatt, and featuring up t... Read more

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