Formed in holland in 1989 by former members of Zani Diabate’s Super Djata Strap: Zoumana Diarra (b. 1960, Tominian, Mali; acoustic guitar), Idrissa Magassa (b. 15 August 1952, Kougel, Senegal; vocals) and maker Abdramane Fall (b. 29 July 1959, Bamako, Mali), who all worked well together for the Kaira Ben task. Benkadi’s design, as could be noticed on Djoulolou, can be danceable and guitar-based, with a number of Western African and Pan-African affects. Guitarist Diarra’s single recording, Ballad Of Manding, released for the Djene/ Stern’s Information label in 1998, can be even more jazz-orientated, with a little group improvising around traditional West African styles and rhythms.