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Kassé Mady Diabaté

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Kassé Mady Diabaté

Kassé Mady Diabaté was first played on NTS on 18 May 2021. Songs played include Malo Magni.

Kassé Mady Diabate (Kéla, Mali, 1949 - 24 May 2018) was a Malian griot singer.

The Diabatés are one of the two biggest griots families. Their ancestor Morykaba Diabaté fought with Soundjata in the 13th century. Kela is the capital of the griots, the Mecca of musical tradition. All of his cousins, brothers, sisters, know how to sing without micro before thousands of people but Kassé Mady is different because of his sweet voice. He owes his fame in Mali to this gentle, though powerful voice.

At 20, he was…

Malo Magni
Kasse Mady
Shifty Records1990
Malo Magni
Kasse MadyShifty Records1990