Djeli Moussa Diawara (also known as Jali Musa Jawara) is born in a family of Guinean griots, hereditary caste of musicians. His father was a balafon player, and his mother a singer. His half-brother, they share the same mother, is Mory Kanté. He then became a « jali » or « djeli », mandingo word for griot. He learned to play the Balafon, the Kora and the guitar.
In 1983, his first LP, now known as Yasimika, is released in…
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