Mah Damba biography

Mah Damba

Musical Artist

1965 –

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Who is Mah Damba?

Mah Damba is a traditional griot singer. She comes from a family of griots: her father, Djeli Baba Sissoko, was a griot and her aunt, Fanta Damba, is also considered a top vocalist.

Early in her career, she was part of Kassemady Diabaté's ensemble, and later was part of Mandé Foli. She recorded two solo albums, Nyarela in 1997 and Djelimousso, Mali: The Voice of the Mande in 2000, as contributed three tracks to The Divas from Mali in 1998. In 1999, she contributed vocals to one track on composer Jonathan Elias' international choral project, The Prayer Cycle.

Her band is composed of traditional instruments, such as the ngoni, kora and bala.

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Born
1965
Mali

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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