Star Number One

Star Number One

In 1976, Yakhya Fall, who had joined Star Band (Star Band de Dakar) in 1970 but had a falling out with founder Ibra Kassé, started the group Starbund Numero Un along with other disgruntled former Star Band members. The new group was forced to drop the Star Band reference from its name. They kept the Numero Un, but changed it to English, initially releasing albums as Star Number One. Subsequent albums brought slight name changes to the group: Orchesta Number One de Dakar, Number One du Senegal, Number One, No. 1 De Dakar, and Starband Number One. Each of these variations may appear with abbreviated forms of "Number One" on different releases.

Founding members include Pape Seck, trumpeter Ali Penda N'Doye, and vocalists Mar Seck and Nicolas Menheim. The group's sound is heavily influenced by Cuban music.


Star Number One Discography Tracks


Star Number One Jangaake Vol. 2 (Album) Disques Griot Senegal 1976 Sell This Version
Star Number One Maam Bamba (Album) Disques Griot Senegal 1976 Sell This Version
Orchesta Number One De Dakar* 78 Vol. 1 (Album) Not On Label France 1978 Sell This Version
Orchesta Number One De Dakar* 78 Vol. 2 (Album) Discafrique Records (2) Senegal 1978 Sell This Version
Number One Du Senegal* Yoro-Kery Goro (Album) Not On Label France 1980 Sell This Version
1156 B Number One Du Senegal* Jiko-Nafissatu Njaay(LP) Not On Label 1156 B Senegal 1980 Sell This Version
1157 Number One Du Senegal* Jiko-Nafissatu Njaay / Worpe Sanawle(LP) Eddy'son Consortium Mondial 1157 France Unknown Sell This Version


No.1 De No.1* Dakar Sound Volume 6 "No 1 De No 1" (Comp) Dakar Sound, CNR Music Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
DKS 019 Orchestre Number One de Dakar* Nº2 de Nº1(CD, Comp) Dakar Sound DKS 019 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
pam adc 307 Star Number One No III de Number 1(CD, Comp) Popular African Music pam adc 307 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
000589 Star Number One De Dakar* La Belle Epoque(2xCD, Comp) Syllart Productions 000589 France 2009 Sell This Version

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