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Laba Sosseh


Inspired from the Cuban dance music from the 1940s and ’50s, Senegal-born vocalist Laleh Sosseh created the Star Strap du Dakar soon after Senegal announced its independence in 1960. With Sosseh posting lead vocals with Papa Seck, the group increased to the top echelon of African music. Although they reached their maximum in the past due-’70s, whenever a teenaged Youssou N’Dour was an associate, Sosseh as well as the Celebrity Music group du Dakar continue steadily to inspire dancing making use of their dynamic fusion of African and Latin affects more than 2 decades later.

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Full Name Laba Sosseh
Died September 20, 2007, Dakar, Senegal
Profession Singer
Nationality Gambian
Music Songs Maracaibo Oriental, Diamoulle Mawo, Diamoule, Diokma Sa Loxo, Son Soneate, Anichayi, Maricosa, Me Gusta Mas El Son, Ngombelle, Recordando a noro morales, Botom Belle, Yamanek, Guantanamo, El Divorcio, Coco Yee, Khalebi, El Manisero, La Bicycletta, Gualli Sengue, Con El Paso, Seyni, Con el Masayo, Me Voy P'al Monte, Aminta, Que se funan, Yo Tengo una Mujer, Charara, Senegal An X, Boni Boni, Yolanda Dime, Errante y Bohemio, Marie Gomis
Albums Salsa Africana (Monguito El Unico and Laba Sosseh in U.S.A), Salsa Africana, Vol. 4, Sessions extraordinaires, Vol. 1, Roberto Torres Presenta a... Laba Sosseh, Sessions extraordinaires, Vol. 3, Le roi de la Salsa, El Maestro, Sessions extraordinaires, Vol. 2, Laba Sosseh, El Maestro: 40 ans de salsa…, Classic Titles: Laba Sosseh

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