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Gestu De Dakar – Diabar 80s SENEGAL Folk Funk Soul Music ALBUM

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At the dawn of the 1980s, Senegal was immersed in the ‘beautiful era’ of Cuban influences, African-American soul and funk. A group of passionate musician friends want to shine in this construction of a revolution in Senegalese music. Their credo will be to claim a spiritual search, that is the meaning of the word Gestü in Wolof. The group of friends gathers around the young guitarist leader As El Haji Malick Diouf who is joined on vocals by Tidiane Bathily, reinforced by Couri Ndiaye and Abdou Bâ, on drums Abdou Kane, on bass guitar Jean-Pierre Gomes, Madiama Diop (saxophone, clarinet) and finally on tumbas Djiby Ndiaye. They released their first album Diabar in 1981, recorded at Golden Baobab studio under the direction of Senegalese producer Ibrahima Sylla. This unique record of the group will leave the youthful and dynamic imprint of a Senegalese musical revolution like the Orchestra Baobab or the Etoile de Dakar.

Gëstu De Dakar ‎– Diabar Album Lp

Label: Syllart Production ‎– Mimi-B-S-15155-02
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1981
Genre: Latin, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
Style: African, Afro-Cuban


A1 Djirime 00:00
A2 Fonk Ligueye  06:20
A3 Diabar  10:58
A4 Anina   18:22
B1 Ndiourel    22:45
B2 Ngoulok
B3 Aduna
B4 Borom Jouba

Record Company – Syllart Records

Bass Guitar, Guitar – Souleymane Diop
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Madiama Diop
Drums, Timbales – Abdou Kane
Engineer – Ayande Moustapha
Leader, Lead Guitar – El Hadji Malick Diouf
Percussion, Technician – Billy Diop
Producer – Ibrahima Sory Sylla
Trumpet – Pape Gora Diouf
Vocals – Alioun Ndiaye “Koury”, Tidiane Bathily
Vocals, Percussion – Abdou Bá

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