Musiques du Mali
Bako Dagnon (also written as Backo or Baco Dagnon) released a first CD in 2007, but she is part of
a generation of prominent Malian griots. Born in 1948, she started singing as a child, accompanying her mother
at ceremonies such as baptisms and marriages. Being a griot, she was teached in genealogy
and the history of Mali, in order to sing about Mali's great past, going back to the Mali empire of the thirteenth century.
After having participated at local shows in Kita, she was selected for the Biennale of Bamako in 1972 to represent her region.
At the Biennale, she was very successful with he song
Although virtually unknown outside Mali until the release of
CD liner notes
RFI web site [external link]
Born: 1948, in N'Golobladji, near Kita
Style: mande, malinke, mandingo griot music, praise singing.
|Titati||2007||Syllart 613301-2 (Discograph)|
|Kedo||Local cassette production|
|Nnah vol.1||Local cassette production|