b. 1959, Siguiri, Guinea. Diabaté started singing with regional rings in 1972 (he was presented with the nickname ‘Bambino’ because he was therefore youthful). He gained the award for greatest vocalist at Guinea’s Country wide Arts and Lifestyle Celebration in 1979, due to which he was asked to become business lead singer using the state-sponsored Orchestre Bembeya Jazz Country wide . He remained with the group until 1990, when he still left to go after a solo profession. Soon later on, he released his debut cassette and Le Destin, a bestselling follow-up in 1992. Both produces presented Diabaté’s powerful but still youthful-sounding vocals, supported by way of a chorus of feminine singers along with a music group playing mainly traditional Western African tools. Le Destin premiered internationally on Compact disc from the German Popular African Music label with two paths from Diabaté’s debut African cassette. In 1996, right now a huge celebrity among Western Africans both in the home and in European countries, Diabaté offered vocals for paths on Africando’s Gumbo Salsa and in the next yr released Kassa beneath the name Sékouba Bambino. Made by Ibrahima Sylla, most widely known for his groundbreaking focus on Salif Keita’s Soro, Kassa presented re-recordings of tracks from his previously African releases in addition to new materials. Diabaté’s regular music group was augmented by Paris-based music artists such as for example Boncana Maiga (the musical movie director of Africando) and guitarist Yves Ndjock, to make a sound that combined the typically Guinean using the Parisian high-tech African funk connected with Sylla’s recordings. In 1998 Bambino added vocals to Africando’s 4th album.