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Biography of Toumani DIABATé

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Toumani DIABATé
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Born on 10/08/1965 (format : day/month/year)


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Toumani Diabaté (B. August 10 ,1965)


Toumani Diabate has to rank as one of the most gifted kora players living today. Though he lives in Bamako, Mali, his recording career started in England with his 1988 solo kora album, Kaira (Rykodisc/Hannibal)
He was born August 10,1965 in Bamako (Mali)
He comes from a long family tradition of kora players including his father, Sidiki Diabaté, who recorded the first ever kora album in 1970. His cousin Maya Jobarteh is a premiere female Diaspora kora player.

Last update : 07/08/2008


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