A fusion of Afrobeat, Highlife & Blues

Alune Wade: Afrobeat, Highlife, Blues

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Debademba is a group formed from the magical encounter of two fellow musicians: the guitarist Abdoulaye Traoré from Burkina Faso, who is a soloist and an inventive beat master, and the Malian singer Mohamed Diaby, a charismatic griot.


New album feat. Oncle Ben Soul - supported by Radio France

Their music is modern and explosive, drawing from afrobeat, highlife and mbalax styles, with hints of Mandinka music mixed in, all combined with strong blues elements and the occasional nod to rock.


Set to humanitarian and generous lyrics (the name of the group means ‘one big family’ in Bambara and their motto is ‘We’re together!’), Souleymane is a powerful manifesto, an invitation to celebrate, a flow of fiery lava winding its way between urban grooves and afro-pop.