Lemzo Diamono

Lemzo Diamono was formed as an off-shoot of the Super Diamono de Dakar. A part of Diamono's musicians, headed by Tapha Faye (keyboards) and Lamine Faye (lead guitar), wanted to go along different musical lines and left the band to create Lemzo Diamono.

Since 1992, they recorded about ten cassettes in Senegal, only one CD reached the international market. This CD, Marimbalax, is in fact a collection of songs from three cassettes (volume 1: Jom, Volume 2: Setsima, and Simb) recorded between 1992 and 1995.

Several albums were made by Senegalese vocalists such as Ablaye Mbaye, Mada Ba, Fallou Dieng, Maxou, and Mass Ndiaye where Lemzo Diamono performed as the backing band.

Lemzo Diamono
Lemzo Diamono 

Lemzo Diamono on their album Vol. 2 Setsima:
Alioune Mbaye 'Nder', Mada Ba lead vocals;
Alioune Mbaye 'Nder', Mada Ba, Fallou Dieng backing vocals;
Lamine Faye guitar;
Tapha Faye, Cheikh Ba 'Keur Gui' Habib Faye keyboards;
Khadim Thiam, Habib Faye (bass);
Moussa Traoré, Alioune Faye 'Alie' percussions;
Mahanta Faye, Eloundou Eric-Désiré 'Rocky' drums;
Sanou Diouf saxophone;
Ibou Konaté trumpet;
Moustapha Fall trombone

Created: in Dakar, 1992
Style: Mbalax

Title Year Label Remarks
Marimbalax 1997 Stern's STCD 1076 CD

Toshiya Endo's African music discography for a comprehensive list of all albums, incl. local cassettes 
Page added April 2001