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Super Diamono or Super Diamono de Dakar, and later Omar Pène & Super Diamono and Omar Pene & Super Diamono de Dakar, was a ten-member band from Dakar, Senegal. It was formed in 1974 or 1975 Omar Pene was a founding-member, and the group was alternately led by the singers a=Mamadou Lamine Maïga and a=Musa Ngum. It started with traditional West African music, but quickly turned to an Afro-Cuban and pop-influenced sound. From 1977 they called their music "Mbalax-Blues". In 1979, Ismaël Lô, a co-founder of the group, rejoined the band as a guitar player, but soon left again for his solo career. Youssou N'Dour was also a member of the band which he joined when he was 15 years old. According to Billboard Magazine, it was Senegal's "first truly local pop style." Many of the former members who later became solo artists made their break-through from this band.
Super Diamono or Super Diamono de Dakar, and later Omar Pène & Super Diamono and Omar Pene & Super Diamono de Dakar, was a ten-member band from Dakar, Senegal. It was formed in 1974 or 1975 Omar Pene was a founding-member, and the group was alternately led by the singers a=Mamadou Lamine Maïga and a=Musa Ngum. It started with traditional West African music, but quickly turned to an Afro-Cuban and pop-influenced sound. From 1977 they called their music "Mbalax-Blues". In 1979, Ismaël Lô, a co-founder of the group, rejoined the band as a guitar player, but soon left again for his solo career. Youssou N'Dour was also a member of the band which he joined when he was 15 years old. According to Billboard Magazine, it was Senegal's "first truly local pop style." Many of the former members who later became solo artists made their break-through from this band.
3701270203548
Super Diamono - Casamance

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Format: CD
Label: KURONEKO
Rel. Date: 03/22/2024
UPC: 3701270203548

Casamance
Artist: Super Diamono
Format: CD
New: Available $15.07
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Xaraal
2. Addu Kalpe
3. Djola Kelle
4. Diamono
5. Aduna
6. Jalia
7. Baïla
8. Mame Coumba

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Super Diamono or Super Diamono de Dakar, and later Omar Pène & Super Diamono and Omar Pene & Super Diamono de Dakar, was a ten-member band from Dakar, Senegal. It was formed in 1974 or 1975 Omar Pene was a founding-member, and the group was alternately led by the singers a=Mamadou Lamine Maïga and a=Musa Ngum. It started with traditional West African music, but quickly turned to an Afro-Cuban and pop-influenced sound. From 1977 they called their music "Mbalax-Blues". In 1979, Ismaël Lô, a co-founder of the group, rejoined the band as a guitar player, but soon left again for his solo career. Youssou N'Dour was also a member of the band which he joined when he was 15 years old. According to Billboard Magazine, it was Senegal's "first truly local pop style." Many of the former members who later became solo artists made their break-through from this band.
        
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