Musiques de Guinée
Joe Dioubaté (sometimes written as Djoe Dioubaté) is a talented musician
gifted with a beautiful voice, who has been active in music for years, but rather contributing to the work of other
Joe featured on songs of various Guinean artists and groups, for instance Kill Point, Alkebulan,
Elie Kamano alias Djélimankan, hip hop band 3ème Type and on Anny Kassy's
Born in Mamou, he grew up in that same town, he went to college but already during school holidays, he was busy with music. He formed a group with two friends, but with little success. He decided to draw his own plan and his father, guitarist with Syli Authentique, took him to Sekou Kanté, who played guitar with Kerfala Kanté and Salif Keita and teached Joe to play bass. Around that time, in 1996, he entered University in Conakry where he studied public law. But the music business kept drawing his attention, and after the guitar, he learnt to play keyboards as well. In 2003, he recorded a first album in Dakar,
On 11 November 2007, he was granted two prices (for best solo album and for best singer) at the Guinean Golden Cassette for Hip Hop Awards 2007.
Musicians participating in the album « Révolution »:
Joe Dioubaté vocals, backing vocals, programming, keyboards, arrangements;
Papus Diabaté (from Bambino's Band): guitar and bass (tracks A2, A5, B1);
Bob Dina (Senegal): arrangements (assisting Joe), backing vocals;
Sister Mary Kolié: backing vocals (A4, B2)
Maïty (from Silatigui): vocals
Interview/article Musique: Djo Dioubaté, artiste musicien, chanteur, arrangeur, programmeur, in: Gnouma Magazine, No. 42, May 2007, page 9.
Personal communication with Joe Dioubaté.