Sona Diabaté

Sona Diabaté

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Sona Diabate comes from an extensive family of hereditary griot musicians from Guinea that includes many of the biggest names in traditional West African music. She is a particularly gifted singer who, as part of her occupation, must memorize vast amounts of oral history and compose "praise songs" to important figures and benefactors. She has also performed as a singer and guitarist with the band Les Amazones de Guinea. ~ Myles Boisen

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