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Famoro Dioubate - Kontendemi

by Famoro Dioubate

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Traditional Malinke Music with unique arrangements including West African percussion, kora, and sitar. Famoro gives the cultural background story of each song. Slow grooves and lush layers make this album equally enjoyable as a listening session or as background music.

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released July 1, 2014

Famoro Dioubate: Balafon, Producer, Arrangements, M'Bemba Bangoura: dunduns and djembe, Nana Simopoulos: Sitar, Yacouba Cissoko: Kora

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Famoro Dioubate New York, New York

Famoro Dioubate was born in Conakry, Guinea into a griot family. He is the grandson of El Hadj Djelli Sory Kouyate, a living legend of the Manding balafon. Famoro is a guardian of traditions dating back to the 13th century in the ancient Mandé Empire. He played in several groups across West Africa including Mory Kante‘s orchestra. He leads his band Kakande and recently released Kontendemi (2014) ... more

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