His professional career started at an age of 16 with the Rio Band De Dakar. From 1976 till 1980 he was a (founding) member of Le Sahel De Dakar, one of the first modern Senegalese music group. In 1983 he moved to France. In September 1985 he founded Les Gaîendés which used Senegalese Wolof language to sing about African social problems like apartheid and immigration.He started to tour all over the world with several jazz and afro funk artists, including Sixun and Carlos Santana. More recently, in association with label Teranga Beat, Idrissa Diop was working on a revival/recording project of his original band Le Sahel De Dakar which was the house band of the Sahel Night Club in Dakar.
Official Facebook page below is in French language
Idrissa Diop Discography Tracks
- 16 Vocals
- 24 Instruments & Performance
- 13 Writing & Arrangement
- 2 Featuring & Presenting
- 1 Visual