As its name implies, Afro-Jazz de Segou mixes big band dance music with African elements to supply an extremely lively combination. The group shaped in 1952 and performed tangos, waltzes, and rumbas. After 1964, nevertheless, the lineup transformed both their name (to Alliance) and their audio (in a far more African path). This modification, which coincided with Mali’s self-reliance from colonial guideline, was fuelled with a state-sponsored go back to nationwide origins. As Alliance, the previous Afro-Jazz de Segou became the state orchestra of their area. Later on still, the group became referred to as Super Biton de Segou and added horns and guitars with their lineup.