Sékouba ‘Bambino’ Diabate (1964) was born in Kintiya, a village 25 km from Siguiri (North-East Guinea) not far from the border with Mali. His mother Mariama Samoura was a famous singer (griot) who died when Sékouba was only 3 years old. Raised by his grandmother the young boy started singing in local bands around 1972. In 1980 president Touré asked ‘the boy from Siguiri’ to replace Bembeya Jazz lead singer Aboubakar Demba Camara who died after a car accident in 1973.
♫ 2012 Clip Officiel: Sinontena 3.52
♫ 2011 Live at Stade de France: 18.01
♫ 2002 Live with Africando: Apollo 6.15