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Djelimady Tounkara


The lead guitarist for the Rail Band from 1971 to 1979 and 1984 on, Djali Madi Tounkara played a significant role within the evolution of West African music. Known for his exclusive acoustic guitar tunings, Tounkara offers continued to impact the music of his homeland. Tounkara’s efforts to entice global attention, nevertheless, have gone him frustrated. Planned to take part in the documenting sessions that created the award-winning recording Buena Vista Sociable Golf club, he was held from your classes when his passport showed up past due. After carrying out with L’Orchestre Country wide ‘A’ De La Republique Du Mali within the past due-’60s, Tounkara became a member of the Rail Music group in 1971. He continued to be necessary to the band’s sound until 1979 when he, alongside guitarist/vocalist Mory Konte, remaining to form their very own music group, L’Orchestre Super Rail Music group International. The group documented one recording, Affair Sociable, in 1980. Since reuniting using the Rail Music group in 1984, Tounkara provides remained active using the group, executing every Saturday evening on the Buffet Resort de la Jare. Tounkara provides continuing to explore a number of community forums for his music. In 1992, he became a member of with guitarist and leader of Mali’s music artists union Bouba Sacko and previous Rail Music group vocalist Lafia Biabate to record an all-acoustic record, Big String Theory.

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Date Of Birth 1947
Profession Guitarist
Nationality Malian
Music Groups Rail Band
Music Songs Fanta Bourama, Mande Djeliou, Sigui, Solon Kôno, Marigoundo, Diaoura, Ikadigné, Djely Blues, Yamaryo, M'Bématoma, Amary Ndaou, Makan Djan Woule, Ankaben, Denandiya, Sansénésougoro, Gnima Diala, Sarankégni, Djanfa Magni, Téguindo, Samakoun, Kanougnogon, Bolondola, Senelalou, Ayebo, Dianamogo, Sory Mankanbora, Diamana Mara Manssa, Niméra Syla, Dénibarika, N'garbamama, Farafina - Africa, Téyé
Albums Djely Blues, Solon Kôno, Sigui, Midnight in Mali

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