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Askia Modibo has come a long way before playing reggae: born in a songhai family, living in a bambara area, he started with traditional bambara songs when he accompanied the herds. His first musical appearance was with the Super Tentemba, an offshoot of the Ambassadeurs. Later, he went to Côte d'Ivoire and played with Alpha Blondy.

By 1988, he released his first cassette and since, he recorded several cassettes, using his real name Modibo Koné when playing mandingo music, and using his artist's name Askia Modibo when playing his wass-reggae (wassoulou-reggae). With Ibrahima Sylla, he recorded Wass Reggae, together with his band Tjiladeh, the only album thusfar that has reached international release.

Born: as Modibo Koné, 1968, in Ké-Macina
Style: reggae.


Title Year Label Remarks
Askia Modibo:
Non! Local cassette
Wass Reggae 1996 Stern's STCD 1060 Originally released on Syllart
Les Aigles 1994 Syllart 83177
Wally Moussou 1993 Local cassette
Allah Akbar 1988 Local cassette
Askia Modibo & Bamnaya:
Djiguiya 19?? Local cassette
Modibo Koné:
Wass Manding l'an 2000 Vol. IIA 19?? Local cassette E028591-4
Wass Manding l'an 2000 Vol. II 19?? Local cassette AM91007
Wass Manding l'an 2000 Vol. I 19?? Local cassette E018491-4

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