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Boubacar Diabate / Bio

Griot singer, guitarist, drummer, songwriter and storyteller Boubacar Diabate from Bamako, Mali comes from the Mande lineage and has combined traditional rhythms with modern influences to create his own style of contemporary Malian Griot music presenting his own compositions and arrangements, singing and playing guitar with his group, Samba Lolo. Singing in Bambara and Manding, Boubacar Diabate and SambaLolo create a performance that spans the full spectrum of Traditional to Contemporary Malian music from West Africa combined with Blues, Jazz, Reggae and Bluegrass - Bouba sings of our common shared experience of love, life and humanity, giving all an opportunity to hear the age-old West African tradition of Griot storytelling through song.

General Info

Band Members
Boubacar Diabate - Vocals, Mateja Miljacki - Percussion, Boubacar Diabate - Multi-Instrumentalist, John DeCarlo - Guitar, Arone Ndiaye - Keyboard
Artist Name
Boubacar Diabate
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Active Since
World / Mandeng Djeliya / Afro pop, dance

Contact Info

Somerville, MA

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