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Awa Maïga
(Côte d'Ivoire)
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Awa Maïga has been a backing vocalist since nearly 15 years. She can be heard on on numerous albums of Salif Keita, Meiway, Papa Wemba, Cesaria Evora and many many others. Halfway the 1990s, she started a solo career mainly in the popular afro-zouk genre.
On her second album, she experimented with zouglou together with zouglou band Les Poussins Chocs.

On her 2002 album, On est ensemble, she goes further in exploring different musical styles, zouglou, fanfare, makossa and soukous, as well as more traditional influences from the region where her family came from (canton Tigou). On the album she has worked with Cameroonian Douleur, and people like Boni Gnahoré, Mario Canonge and Guy Wahi each composed a song on the album.

Born: in Abidjan
Style: afro-zouk, zouglou.
Album cover 'On est ensemble'


Title Year Label Remarks
Na Weli... 2006 X-POL Music
On est ensemble 2002 JPS Production CDJPS
Menage à trois 1999 Déclic 846159-2
Eluowo 1997 Blue Silver 50545-2 Déclic Distribution

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