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Youssou N'Dour - 100% match to Salif Keita

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 October 1959, Dakar, Senegal. Born in the Medina, or ‘old town’, district of Dakar, N’Dour is the son of Ndeye Sokhna Mboup, herself a well-known traditional musician, who gave him his grounding in the traditional music of the Wolof people. His first public performances came with two local music and drama groups, including Sine Dramatic, which he joined in 1 Read more

Orchestra Baobab - 63% match to Salif Keita

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1970 as the weekend house band at a Dakar club for government officials, Orchestra Baobab (aka Orchestre Du Bawobab) were early Senegalese fusionists who paved the way for artists such as Youssou N’Dour and Touré Kunda. The original line-up included Baro N’Diaye (saxophone), Barthelemy Attisso (guitar), Latfi Benjeloum (guitar), Charlie N’Diaye ( Read more

Amadou & Mariam - 53% match to Salif Keita

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mariam Doumbia (15 April 1958, Bamako, Mali; vocals) and Amadou Bagayoko (b. 24 October 1954, Bamako, Mali; guitar/vocals). Blind from an early age, Bagayoko and Doumbia first met at Mali’s Institute for the Young Blind and discovered a shared passion for music. By this point, Bagayoko was already an accomplished guitarist having spent time with Mali’s National Orc Read more


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