Musiques de Guinée
Doura Barry is a well respected singer songwriter and producer in Guinea. He has helped
many Guinean artists by composing for them and by producing them, but he has also produced a few albums of his own.
Born in Kindia, he is Peul by his father, his mother is of Könön origin. Both his parents were involved in artistic activities, his mother sung and participated in a theatre group in her home town, and Doura's father played guitar and banjo at Colonial School. As a teenager, Doura was given a first guitar by his father and he learnt to read musical notes and very soon Doura joined the school band to sing, accompanying himself on harmonica.
During his stay in the town of Mamou, he started to play the guitar and harmonica together and soon he joined the Bafing Jazz de Mamou. He continued singing as a solo act in hotels, restaurants and at ceremonies. Subsequently, he played at occasions in various bands, such as Tabaro Orchestra, Atlantique Mélodie, Diagba Beat, Syli Authentique, Kaloum Star, Les Messagers and Camayenne Sofa.
In 1986, Doura won a prize at a international music contest organised by the BIAO (Banque internationale de l'Afrique de l'Ouest) with his song
Parallel to this, he is very much involved in producing, arranging and helping out other musicians, such as Binta Laaly Sow, Amadou Barry Dougaya, Djeli Sayon Kouyaté, Kamaldine, FAC Alliance, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Bill de Sam, Ba Cissoko and many others.
In 1997, Doura Barry participates in the International Tour of Jololi Revue (Jololi Review), together with Cheikh Lo and Dimi Mint Abba. In 2002, he produced an educational cassette
Sources: Doura Barry's own website [external link...].
|Allah Diarama||1995||Local cassette production|
|Lauréat de Guinea||1988||Local cassette production|