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Lame Sidibe


Lama Sidibé is the most prominent Guinean singer of the Peul (Fula) ethnic group. He grew up in the popular neighbourhood of Horé Fello in Mamou, in the heart of the Fouta Djalon, a mountaineous region strongly populated by sedentary peul. Already at school, he participated in music and theatre activities and he continued to perform at weddings, and other social ceremonies.

In 1990, he went to N'zérékoré and  joined the Nimba Jazz de N'zérékoré. Parallel to the activities with that band, he found his own group called Mouydhe. With his group, he performed at various occasions organised by the UNHCR and WFP in the forest region of Guinea. Lama Sidibé was active  in sensitising Guineans about the activities of the UNHCR.

In 1995, Lama went to Abidjan, where he recorded a first solo album with the help of his arranger, Sidi Mady Diabaté, before returning to Conakry in 1996. As a result of him learning the music business outside his native Fouta Djalon region, his first cassette « Awelilan » was not purely Fula-inspired music. On his second album « Falaama », however, he returned to his Fula roots and became thus one of the main exponents of a new style Fula-pop, along with Petit Yero, Sekouba Fatako and Binta Laly Sow. His third album, « Séguéléré », provided his biggest hit thusfar, « Mari Faala ».

 

 

Lama Sidibe ... Hondhoun Faladha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Eo2rAHR5o

Lama Sidibe ... Djiwo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oTFJastTHI

Lama Sidibe ... Marifaala

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMnh3m6PtLE

Lama Sidibé ... Bherdè an den Waalikè

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u7uX-UFzSE

 

 

The Bio above is taken from an interview that Lama Sidibeh gave to The Gambian Observer that you can read  Here. 


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