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Artist Profiles: Adama Yalomba

Adama Yalomba – Photo by Ladji

Malian musician Adama Yalomba plays guitar, ngoni and dan. He became known to western audiences in 2003 thanks to the CD Festival in the Desert 2003.

His album Kassa, the first one distributed outside Africa, was recorded in Bogolan Studio in Bamako in 2007. Bogolan is the most famous studio in western Africa where the late Ali Farka Toure, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bjork as well as Tinariwen have recorded.

Yalomba’s reputation earned him the respect of well-known fellow musicians, several of whom appeared on the CD: Toumani Diabate, Cheick-Tidiane Seck, Rokia Traore and ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate.

Discography:

Kassa (Black Eye, 2009)
Waati Sera (Studio Mali Recordings, 2016)

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Artist Profiles: Adama Yalomba

Adama Yalomba
Adama Yalomba – Photo by Ladji

Malian musician Adama Yalomba was born in Bamako in 1970. He plays guitar, ngoni and dan. He became known to western audiences in 2003 thanks to the CD Buy Festival in the Desert 2003.

His album Kassa, the first one distributed outside Africa, was recorded in Bogolan Studio in Bamako in 2007. Bogolan is the most famous studio in western Africa where the late Ali Farka Toure, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bjork as well as Tinariwen have recorded.

Yalomba’s reputation earned him the respect of well-known fellow musicians, several of whom appeared on the CD: Toumani Diabate, Cheick-Tidiane Seck, Rokia Traore and n’goni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate.

In 2016 he released The eleven songs on Waati Sera.

Discography:

M’bora (2001)
Yalomba (2004)
Kassa (Metis, 2007)
Waati Sera (2016)

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