Musiques de Guinée
was formed by Bruno Camara in 1981. Camara left Guinea in the early 1960s, and after
extended travelling through Africa and Europe he ended up in France, where he
started playing African percussion. After many years, he was finally able to
establish his own group, Fatala, named after a Guinean river, which
flows through Camara's town of birth, Rio Pomgo.
Fatala is playing semi-traditional percussion based music and had the opportunity to record in the renowned Realworld studios. On this recording, the young singer Mabinty Sahko is featured with her sharp, expressive voice.
Another singer of Fatala, not on this recording, Maciré Sylla has a solo career of her own and she already released two CDs.
No information is available as to whether Fatala is still existing as a group.
Formed: in 1981 by Yacouba "Bruno" Camara
Style: mandingue percussion music.
|Gongoma Times||1993||Real World RWMCD4|
|Previously released as:|
|Fatala||1988||WOMAD WOMCD 011|
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