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Dieuf Dieul is a product of a merger between two Senegalese bands, Takku and Symphonie. With lead singer Tidiane Gaye, they are part of the promising new generation of musicians in Senegal following the generation of famous singers such as Youssou N'Dour, Baaba Maal or Thione Seck.
Although initially inspired by classical music, they now turned towards mbalax music. To witness their musical experience, Tidiane et les Dieuf Dieul recorded three songs with Sénémandingue, and with jazz musicians David Murray, Robert Irving, and Jamaaladeen Tacuma in 1996.

The album Salimata is their first international CD release and has been well received by critics.
  album cover 'Salimata'

Dieuf Dieul consists of:
Tidiane Gaye: vocals;
Assane Diop: guitar, xalam;
Abdou Karim Mané: bass;
Ousseynou Diop: drums;
Moussa Sene: percussion;
Gniancou Sembene: keyboards;
Abdoulaye N'Diaye: sax.

Created: in December 1994 by putting together two bands, Takku and Symphonie.
Style: Afro-Jazz, Mbalax


Title Year Label Remarks
Meanwhile in Thiès... 2002 Dakar Sound DKS 020 (CD 2990414) Two tracks (3 and 6) are by Dieuf Dieul, the rest
is by Royal Band
Salimata 2001 Justin Time Records JUS0000139-2
Waxonalako 199? Africa Fête Cassette

cassette inlay 'Waxonalako'
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