Sekou Kouyaté
(Mali)

Djembe
Biography
Sekou Kouyaté is a singer, n'goni and guitar player since many years. He was born in the town of Koulikoro, where he started his musical career as a singer in the Appolo ensemble in the Koulikoroba neighbourhood around 1974. After a year, later he joined le Mégastar de Koulikoro for a short while. Soon, he was invited by the Department of Culture to join the Orchestre Sandya de Bamako. In 1978, he was called to join the Orchestre Bamasaba, the orchestra of Bamako district.

In 1981, he was the replacement of Salif Keita and Mory Kanté after the two had left the Rail Band. Around 1987, he started a solo career, and eventually in 1990, he recorded a first album.

Since then, he recorded a few albums, and signed up for the arrangements of Djeneba Seck's album « Djourou » (2000).


Sekou Kouyaté
  Sekou Kouyaté  
Born: in Koulikoro
Style: Semi-traditional and popular Mali music




Discography
Title Year Label Remarks
Toromanian 2008 Syllart Productions 823486 CD
Fassan Diaraby 2004 Sono CDS 9153 CD
Fassan Diarabi 2003 Syllart/Mali K7 S.A. Local cassette production
Sékou ni Djeneba 2000 Syllart Cassette-only release, duo with Djeneba Seck
Koulikoro 1998 Dakar Sound DKS 015 Originally released in 1997
Diagneba 1991 Syllart 38106-2 CD (also as LP), collection Mali Stars

Sources
Mali K7

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