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Fanta Damba’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro (Ségou, 1938) Malian singer and musician
Is Singer
Poet
From Mali
Type Literature
Music
Gender female
Birth

Ségou

Fanta Damba (born in 1938 in Ségou) is a Malian jalimuso (Bambara female Griot-singer) known to her fans as La Grande Vedette Malienne. She began singing as a child, growing up in a family of musicians. She began recording in her early twenties with Radio Mali. In 1975, she became the first jalimuso to tour Europe solo. She retired from as a performer in 1985.

Discography

  • Première anthologie de la Musique malienne, volume 6. La tradition épique (1971), Bärenreiter-Musicaphon – LP
  • La grande vedette malienne (1975), Songhoï Records – LP avec Batourou Sekou Kouyaté
  • Hamet (1975), Songhoï Records – LP avec Batourou Sekou Kouyaté
  • Ousmane Camara (1975), Songhoï Records – LP avec Batourou Sekou Kouyaté
  • Sékou Semega (1977), Songhoï Records – LP avec Batourou Sekou Kouyaté
  • Bahamadou Simogo (1980), Celluloid – LP
  • Fanta Damba (1981), Sonodisc – LP
  • Fanta Damba (1982), Sako Production – LP
  • Fanta Damba (1983), Sako Production – LP
  • Fanta Damba (1985), Disques Esperance – LP
  • Fanta Damba du Mali Vol. 1 (2002), Bolibana – CD
  • Fanta Damba du Mali Vol. 2 (2002), Bolibana – CD
  • Fanta Damba du Mali Vol. 3 (2002), Bolibana – CD