Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Quintette Guinéenne

Sekou Diabaté- solo guitar
Ke Moko Kouyaté- rhythm guitar
Famoro Kouyaté- bass guitar
Amadou Thiam &  Abdou Tumbas- percussion

the 3 tracks they recorded without Miriam Makeba

and 3 more with her 


  1. fantastico!!!!!!!!!!
    mille grazie!!!

  2. I was hoping to remember the title of "Solo Quintette", after a month I still do not get it.
    The two sides of this post, wisely divided, are really splendid.

    Only I can not listen to the unknown song, without trying to remember where that melody comes, not from africa, sure.

  3. Kemoko Kouyaté is in fact Kemo Kouyaté.
    And the image that we needed!

  4. I returned to this post after discovering that the great artist Kemo Kouyaté passed away in July of 2017, after his brother Djelimoussa Kouyaté also disappeared in April 2017, who have given us so much satisfaction with his art.
    Apart from the sad news, I want to provide a piece of information found in the farewell report, the name of the drummer that was not clear in the data of the quintet.
    Kouyaté(guitare d’accompagnement)faisait partie du ‘’Quintette Makeba’’,avec Abdou Camara (batterie),Amadou Thiam (congas),Famoro Kouyaté (basse),Sékou Docteur Diabaté (guitare solo).
    Also this time I managed to recognize the song that inspired the "Solo Quintette"
    Watermelon man. https://youtu.be/ZbHJHPTikQA

    1. thank you ng for all the informative updates.
      venturing to find some more,I encountered this piece of farewell to Kemo Kouyaté :

      for anyone interested.