Les Amazones De Guinée

Les Amazones de Guinée are an all-female band from Guinea, founded in 1961. All members of the group were officers of the Guinean army, or 'Gendarmerie', The group continues to select members of its at times 15-20 strong lineup exclusively from the army.
Founder members were Sona Diabaté, M'Mah Sylla, Condette Kouyate, Mama Niepo, Fatou Soumah, Nyépou Haba, and Kade Diallo. Other founder members need to be established.
On 25th February 1983, Kade Diallo, the unique percussionist for Les Amazones was involved in a fatal road accident outside Conakry. It was only the day after the Amazones had returned from a well received tour of France.
After this the group did not produce another record until Wamató in 2008, only the second record in their entire existence.

Current Lineup:
Commandant Salematou Diallo (Bass, Bandleader)

Commandant Djenabou Bah - tenor sax

Capitaine Elisabeth Camara - conga

Capitaine Mato Camara - timbales

Lieutenant M'Mah Sylla - vocal

Lieutenant Fatoumata N'Gady Keita - vocal

Daloba Keita - vocal

Yaya Kouyaté - solo guitar

N'Sira Tounkara - rhythm guitar

Mariama Camara - alto sax

Mamade Cissé - drums


Les Amazones De Guinée - Au Cœur De Paris album art Les Amazones De Guinee* Au Cœur De Paris (Album) Editions Syliphone Conakry Guinea 1983 Sell This Version
STCD1106 Les Amazones De Guinée - Wamato album art Les Amazones De Guinée Wamato(CD, Album) Stern's Africa STCD1106 UK 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Les Amazones De Guinée - Samba album art Amazones De Guinee* / Moussa Doumbia Amazones De Guinee* / Moussa Doumbia - Samba Mr Bongo UK 2015 Sell This Version