Doussou Bagayoko

Doussou Bagayoko (sometimes spelled Bagayogo) is a young singer, daughter of the great Nahawa Doumbia and guitar player N'gou Bagayoko, she had the opportunity to record a CD at the age of 19 years old! When she was 11, she already participated successfully in a song contest organised by Radio Mali.

With her debut album, Doussou's voice already makes waves in Mali. The music is basically wassoulou music, but using elements of zouk. The use of keyboards on her debut album could have been left out, as Malian music is as expressive as can be, and therefore does not needs articifial ingredients.

At the prestigious Paris Africolor Festival in December 2001, she performed with her mother Nahawa Doumbia, she enchanted the audience with her voice and her appearance.

After some difficulties of various nature, she continued to record successful albums, such as « Dayele » and « Danaya ». In Mali, she is still one of the most popular younger generation singers.

Doussou Bagayoko
 Doussou Bagayoko

• Musicians on the album "Dayélé" [1]:
Doussou Bagayogo: Author, Composer, Lead Vocals
Ousmane Kouyaté, Djéli Moussa Kouyaté, Koudou Athanase, Baba Salah: Guitars
Koudou Athanase: Bass
Harouna Samaké: N'goni
Prince Mamadou Koné: Calabash
Alassane Sissoko: Djembé
Zoumana Téréta: Traditional violin
Arrangements, programming, artistic direction: Koudou Athanase
Recorded at studio Wanda Records in Bamako
Produced by MBD Productions / M'Baye Boubacar Diarra

Born: 26 December 1983 in Bougouni, as Ramata Doussou Bagayoko
Style: wassoulou music (didadi rhythm)

Title Year Label Remarks
Sinaban  2017  Disquekoné
Danaya  2011  Disquekoné Also released by Camara Production
Dayele  2010  MBD Productions Released in Mali as 2 cassettes, Dayele and Koungo Sogo
Sumba  2002  Africa Productions 02055-2

[1] (retrieved 20/11/2019)  
Page added August 2002