Yo. This is a tribute post to one of my favorite guitarist of all time. Sekou Bembeya Diabate, AKA “Diamond Fingers”.

Born in Guinea in 1944. Key member of seminal Guinean Government bands, Bembeya Jazz, and Syli Orchchestre National.

He was an early pioneer in blending the traditional Griot music of the Mande’ people of west Africa with mainstream and modern dance forms. Specifically creating and incredibly unique and shimmering voice on the guitar.

This isn’t a book report, and im not going to pretend to be an expert on this man or his life.. I just love the music he has made. He has been and incredible influence on my musical mind, his sense of melodic driven rhythm is so deep and unique. .. Here’s a visual and sonic tribute to a real voice in the worlds sonic history. A bad bad man, gracias Mr Bembeya.

Sekou Bembeya Diabate with singer Benny Soumah

One of my Favorite Bembeya Jazz recordings.. Spooky, spacious, and ultra groovy.



A beautifull solo record..

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