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Diabate, Sekou Bembeya / Guitar Fo
Album:Guitar Fo Collection:World
Artist:Diabate, Sekou Bembeya Added:07/2004
Label:Harmonia Mundi Usa 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-08-09 Pull Date:2004-10-10 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:10 Oct19 Sep12 Sep5 Sep29 Aug22 Aug15 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.May 01, 2010:Scatterbrain Radio
Diamond Fingers
4.Sep 16, 2004:Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
2.Oct 05, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Guitar Fo
5.Sep 07, 2004:At the Cafe Bohemian
Guitar Fo
3.Sep 18, 2004:Morning Glory
Diamond Fingers
6.Sep 01, 2004:press and release

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-07-28 
Of course I had to review this one...

Discorama, 2004

From Guinea in West Africa, Sekou Diabate is an influential (and outstanding) guitarist and co-founder of the popular group Bembeya Jazz, which has been on the scene since 1961. This disc combines some favorites from the band’s repertoire with a few newer originals. Diabate is joined by 2 rhythm guitars, bass, and percussion. Only three tunes have vocals (4,7,9), so the emphasis is fully on the liltingly lyrical guitar work.

Fo’s picks: 5, 9, 11 (2, 6, 8, 10 are also nice)

1. midtempo groove, satisfied sound
2. a ballad with drive, lovely guitar
3. medium, very steady & even
4. relaxed, duet male vox, a bit dull
5. bright uptempo guitar showcase
6. sweet medium ballad, tropical feel
7. slow love song w/Hawaiian guitar!
8. relaxed rumba for a lazy day
9. bluesy, slow w/some fast breaks
10. laid-back and very pleasant
11. quiet, nostalgic solo guitar.

[ Fo ] – 7/28/2004

Track Listing
1.Biduman 6.Wati
2.Bala Koura 7.Dianamo
3.Dabia Baba 8.Ahmed Sekou
4.Ikanam Minala 9.Diamond Fingers
5.Guitar Fo 10.Mangue
 11.Mohamed Diabate