Horoya Band was one of the many orchestras in
Guinée-Conakry during the 1970s. Under the regime of Sekou Touré,
the best bands were awarded with the title Orchestre national and had
the possibility to travel to Cuba to learn more about Afro-cuban music.
Horoya Band achieved the title of national orchestra in 1971. The band
was led by Mitou Traoré.
Halfway the 1970s, they recorded a LP, entitled Zoumana, on the state
record label Syliphone. Their recordings have been re-issued on CD.
When the state support for culture disappeared with the death of Sekou Touré, many of
the orchestras disintegrated, such as Kélétigui et ses
Tambourinis and Balla et ses Balladins. Probably, this is the case
with Horoya Band too.
Formed: 1965, in Kankan.
||Re-issue of Paya-Paya
||Dakar Sound DSK012
||Original release 1970s on Syliphone label (SLP41 & singles)
|Horoya Band National - Zoumana
||Syliphone SLP 41
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