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Fanta Damba

Fanta Damba
Born 1938 (age 77–78)
Ségou, Mali
Occupation(s) Singer, griot
Years active 1950s-1985

Fanta Damba (born in 1938 in Ségou) is a Malian jalimuso (Bambara female Griot-singer) known to her fans as La Grande Vedette Malienne. She began singing as a child, growing up in a family of musicians. She began recording in her early twenties with Radio Mali. In 1975, she became the first jalimuso to tour Europe solo. She retired from as a performer in 1985.[1]

Discography

  • Première anthologie de la Musique malienne, volume 6. La tradition épique (1971), Bärenreiter-Musicaphon - LP
  • La grande vedette malienne (1975), Songhoï Records - LP avec Batourou Sekou Kouyaté
  • Hamet (1975), Songhoï Records - LP avec Batourou Sekou Kouyaté
  • Ousmane Camara (1975), Songhoï Records - LP avec Batourou Sekou Kouyaté
  • Sékou Semega (1977), Songhoï Records - LP avec Batourou Sekou Kouyaté
  • Bahamadou Simogo (1980), Celluloid - LP
  • Fanta Damba (1981), Sonodisc - LP
  • Fanta Damba (1982), Sako Production - LP
  • Fanta Damba (1983), Sako Production - LP
  • Fanta Damba (1985), Disques Esperance - LP
  • Fanta Damba du Mali Vol. 1 (2002), Bolibana - CD
  • Fanta Damba du Mali Vol. 2 (2002), Bolibana - CD
  • Fanta Damba du Mali Vol. 3 (2002), Bolibana - CD

References

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Fanta Damba".  


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