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|Hadja Soumano (Adja Soumano on the later albums) is one of so many
Malian singers that are famous in Mali but hardly known outside West Africa. This is a pity,
because her music is a well crafted combination of tradition and modernity, and her voice is both
powerful and full of warmth.
The only album available outside Mali was a LP called « Nteri Diaba » produced by Boncana Maiga, and later reissued on one CD together with an album of Tata Bembo Kouyate. The list of contributing musicians reads like the "who is who" in Malian music.
With the album « Kokabéré » she made a comeback, as the album was quite successful in Mali and surrounding countries.
Musicians on "Nteri Diaba":
Hadja Soumano lead vocals;
Niama Tounkara, Coumba Kane backing vocals;
Djelimady Tounkara lead guitar;
Moussa Diabaté guitar;
Moriba Koïta ngoni;
Djely Mady Diabaté balafon;
P. de Souza drums;
Boncana Maïga keyboards.
Style: mandingo music
Adja Soumano around 1989
|Kokabéré||2004||Bolibana BIP 405 (76405-2)||CD release|
|Kokabéré||2004||Maestro Sound Mali MSM 009||Cassette release|
|Best of Hadja Soumano||1995||EMI Mali K7 EMK 004H||Tracks from Nteri Diaba / Tounga Magni / Aigles du Mali|
|Aigles du Mali||1994||EMI Mali K7|
|Tounga Magni||1992||Local cassette SAM 0401924|
|Mali Stars: Hadja Soumano & Tata Bembo||1991||Syllart 38110-2||Nteri Diaba album and Tata Bembo's
album put together on one CD
|Nteri Diaba||1989||Syllart LP SYL 8393 (38771-1)|