Sona Diabaté

The younger sister of Sekou Diabate - legendary guitarist from 'Bembeya Jazz', Sona was born into a musical family and had learnt to play guitar and bala (xylophone) before she started singing.
She spent two years playing with Miriam Makeba, whilst serving as a member of the Guinea police force ('Gendermerie').
In 1961 she became a founding member of Les Amazones De Guinée, an all female group, which had numbers varying from 15 to 20 members at times.
She has toured extensively throughout the world with 'Les Amazones'.
In her music Diabate draws on the rich heritage of Guinean folk music using acoustic instruments and vocals, adapted into a modern but sympathetic setting.
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Sona Diabaté - Sons de la Savane album art Sona Diabaté Sons de la Savane Editions Syliphone Conakry Guinea 1983 Sell This Version
Sona Diabaté - Kankele-Ti album art Sona Diabaté Kankele-Ti (Album) Popular African Music 1988 Sell This Version
Sona Diabaté - Sahel album art Sona Diabate* & M'Mah Sylla Sona Diabate* & M'Mah Sylla - Sahel (Album) Triple Earth UK 1988 Sell This Version
Pam 404 Sona Diabaté - garé garé album art Sona Diabaté garé garé(CD) Popular African Music Pam 404 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
85642 Sona Diabaté - Live In Africa & Europe album art Argile (2) Feat. Sona Diabate* Argile (2) Feat. Sona Diabate* - Live In Africa & Europe(CD) bibiafrica records 85642 Germany 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

pam 33/07 Sona Diabaté - Djoulou Nouma - The Remixes album art Sona Diabaté Djoulou Nouma - The Remixes(12", Maxi) Popular African Music pam 33/07 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
mule musiq 181 Sona Diabaté - Afric Univers album art Kuniyuki* Featuring Sona Diabate* Kuniyuki* Featuring Sona Diabate* - Afric Univers(12") Mule Musiq mule musiq 181 Germany 2014 Sell This Version

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