Baba Sissoko

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Birthday
8, 1963
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1963 (age 55)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Drummer and multi-instrumentalist who mixed the traditional sounds of his native Mali with Western jazz and blues.

Before Fame

Together with Habib Koite, he formed the Bamada group, which won France's RFI Discoveries Award.

Trivia

He collaborated on tracks with musicians like Sting, Youssou N'Dour, and the Wailers to bridge the gap between cultures and continents.

Family Life

Born in Bamako, Mali, he was a descendant of the Griots people, who passed down tradition and cultural history to him.

Associated With

Miriam Makeba was one of his bandmates in the Taman Kan trio, which he formed in the early 1990s.