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Djeli Moussa Diawara

Djeli Moussa Diawara

World / Jazz / Mande/Blues/Cuban... Paris, FR  FR



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Sounds Like: Mory Kanté, Salif Keita Official Fan Page, Toumani Diabate, Mamani Keita, Oumou Sangare

Label: CybearSonic

Manager: CybearSonic & Telser

Bio: Djeli Moussa Diawara, born in 1962 in Kankan (Guinea) is a Kora player (Korafola), a composer and singer, as well as a Griot.

In 1983, his first LP, now known as "Yasimika", is released in Abidjan, where he just joined his half-brother Mory Kante. It's still nowadays considered a great piece of ...See Full Bio

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“About Yasimika: Gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeous again. Wide open spaces of the mind. Both me and Charlie Gillett were chasing this for our labels. With little cash I was scared to get in a bidding war, so pulled back. He had the good grace to thank me and it came out on his Oval label for a period, and later on Joe Boyd's Hannibal Records.”

— Iain Scott, 80s World Music Classics booklet (2011)

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