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HawaKassMadyDiabatLassanaDiabatHawa Kassé Mady Diabaté & Lassana Diabaté

With her pure vibrato voice, Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté has been compared by some to the American gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson. She’s the daughter of legendary singer Kassé Mady Diabaté and her songs are from Kela, a village in western Mali famous for its music. She is accompanied by virtuoso balafon player Lassana Diabaté. Lassana comes from a long line of famous players of this instrument at the source of tradition in Western Mali and in Guinea. The two have played together recently in major Festivals in the UK and at prominent US universities and concert halls.

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