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Mah Damba

Mah Damba has been played on NTS in shows including The NTS Guide to…, featured first on 12 February 2021. Songs played include Diadia Kono.

Mah Damba (born Mah Sissoko in Bamako, Mali, 1965) is a traditional griot singer. She comes from a family of griots: her father, Djeli Baba Sissoko (not to be confused with the younger musician Baba Sissoko), was a griot and her aunt, Fanta Damba, is also considered a top vocalist.

Early in her career, she was part of Kassemady Diabaté's ensemble, and later was part of Mandé Foli. She recorded two solo albums, Nyarela (Buda/Musique du Monde) in 1997 and Djelimousso,…

Diadia Kono
Mah Damba
Syllart Production1989
Diadia Kono
Mah DambaSyllart Production1989