Nainy Diabaté

Nainy Diabaté, born in a lineage of griots, and therefore born into a music environment, made a first public appearance at a song contest in Bamako in 1977, where she the first prize as a solo singer. In 1978, she participated as a singer of the Bamako District group (troupe du district de Bamako) at the Biennale.

She became more known when she joined the Super Rail Band of Bamako in 1979, and she participated in their international tour. After a stay in Abidjan, she was a guest at Radio Mali in 1982, and in 1983, she was starring a TV show in the first year of the national TV station ORTM.

In 1987, she made a first cassette « Farafina Mousso », followed by two more cassettes. She mixes Malinke pop with makossa and soukous, and songs from two cassette albums were released on the international market on the CD album titled « Nafa ».

Album cover 'Nafa'
 Nainy Diabaté: Album cover 'Nafa'
• Musicians on the album « Nafa »:
Lansana Diabate (balafon);
Bassekou Kouyaté (ngoni);
Cheick Omar Diabate (guitar);
Modibo Diabate (guitar);
Adama Diarra (djembe) and others.
Backing vocals: Mah Kouyate, Dja Niang, Tenin Kouyaté and Hama Sissoko.

Born: 1963, as Namoussa Diabaté
Style: Mandingo music

Title Year Label Remarks
Sumu vol. 1 - Sandiya 2010 Camara Production CD / digital
Fantagna & N'darila 2009 B.K.S. CD
Etats Unis d'Afrique 2001 Samassa Records Cassette
Nafa 1998 Stern's Africa STCD 1083 CD compilation of previous two cassettes (except one track)
Magnoumago 1999? Camara Production CK7 336 Cassette
Baba Sora 1995 Samassa Records / Syllart Cassette
R.T.M. 1988 Beny Marika BM-018 Cassette
Farafina Mousso 1987 Camara Production CK7 030 Cassette

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