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Djoloff has been formed by Aumar Sow,
Doudou Seck, and Mbegane Ndour. The band is named after the ancient
Djoloff kingdom in what is now Senegal.
Inspired after a meeting with master drummer Doudou N'Diaye Rose at the Africolor festival, they discovered the roots of the lawane, a narrative musical form of expression used by griots. The rap of Doudou Seck, combined with the traditional rhythms and melodies, results in a refreshing cross-over.
The popularity of rap and hiphop in Africa, and Senegal in particular, is overwhelming, and many bands have been created. Only few manage to break through by signing for a big label.
The album Lawane is their first international CD release.