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Clermont Music is an effort to support musicians from the Sahara Desert in Northern Mali by touring, recording and presenting their music to the World.

Sekou Bah

From the city of Bandiagara on Mali’s Dogon plateau, Sékou Bah started very young to play the guitar and by the age of 11, he was invited to join Bandiagara’s orchestra, Nangabanou Jazz. At age 18, Bah went to study music in Guinée, then in Sénégal and The Gambia. In 2003, at age 21, he returned to Mali to join the national orchestra of Mali where he came to the attention of the great Salif Keita. Bah accompanied Keita as guitarist and bassist for 3 years. During that time he also joined Oumou Sangaré as bassist and then as her musical director. He has played on national and international stages, at some of the biggest festivals in the world,..Since 2014 Bah has been bassist with the great Malian singer, Fatoumata Diawara.

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From the city of Bandiagara on Mali’s Dogon plateau, Sékou Bah started very young to play the guitar and by the age of 11, he was invited to join Bandiagara’s orchestra, Nangabanou Jazz. By the age of 18, Bah had left school to study music in Guinée, then in Sénégal and The Gambia. In June 2003, at age 21, he returned to Mali to join the national orchestra of Mali where he came to the attention of the great Salif Keita. He accompanied Keita as guitarist and bassist for 3 years. During that time he also joined Oumou Sangaré, the Wassoulou diva, as bassist and then as her musical director. He has played on national and international stages at some of the largest festivals in the world,. Since 2014 Bah has been bassist with the great Malian singer, Fatoumata Diawara.

 

ALBUM RELEASE DATE 19 OCTOBER 2018