Musiques du Mali
Abdoulaye Diabaté started making music at a very young
age by singing and playing drums at celebrations. Later he was member of theatre groups,
which made music as well. By 1976, he joined the Orchestre Régionale
de Ségou. He became known to the Malian public as the lead singer
of Koulé Star from Koutiala
and Kéné Star from Sikasso. The latter band won the 1986 and 1988
Biennales. Since 1988, he records albums in his own name, although still accompanied
by members of Kéné Star.
Abdoulaye Diabaté is now a well respected artist in Mali, but he is also increasingly successful internationally.
On his latest album, Samory, he is accompanied by a full band of electric and acoustic instruments, including balafon and various percussion instruments.
Born: Cinzana (near Ségou), 1952
Style: Bambara music.
|Samory||2002||Cobalt 09354-2||With Koutiala Orchestra|
|Makan||2000||Syllart SYLLAF 96173||Compilation of new songs and songs from cassette Koule Star|
|Djiriyo||1995||Stern's STCD 1066||Tracks from Tabale & Namawou|
|Tabale||1993||EMI Mali 83178||Cassette|
|Namawou||1992?||Syllart SYL 83135||Cassette|
|Kassikoun||1989||Syllart 38765-2 (SYL 8387)||With Kéné Star|
|With Koule Star:|
|Koule Star: Massadjourou||1988||Cassette|
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