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Mansour Seck is internationally known as the long time companion of Baaba Maal. He was a son of a Toucouleur (Haalpulaar) griot family, and since his childhood, he was a close friend of Baaba Maal. His learnt to play the traditional string instruments like the hoddu, but preferred the guitar. In 1977, he co-founded together with Baaba and Mbassou Niang an ensemble for traditional music Yeli Taaré Fouta. It was during this time that Mansour teached Baaba Maal the griot musical heritage. The latter went then to Paris to finish his musical education and invited Mansour to Europe subsequently. In the 1980s, he recorded the legendary album Djam Leelii with Baaba Maal and he continues to work with Baaba when the latter started with his electric band Daande Lenol until the day of today.

Mansour's solo albums have the same calm atmosphere as the Djam Leelii album, although the superb voice of Baaba Maal is sometimes missed.

Born: 1955 in Podor, North Senegal.
Style: Acoustic Yela

Top: Baaba Maal,
bottom: Mansour Seck

Title Year Label Remarks
Thiaroye 199? Sono Africa CDS 7064
Yelayo 1997 Stern's STCD 1075 Original release on Syllart
N'der Fouta Tooro vol. 2 1995 Stern's STCD 1073
N'der Fouta Tooro vol. 1 1994 Stern's STCD 1061

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