Famoro Dioubate

Biographical Information

Born: Guinea; Conakry, 1965

Resides: USA; New York

Son of: El Hadj Djeli Sory Dioubate

Languages Spoken: Yakanke (Malinke), French, English


Various Artists. 2002. Badenya: Manden Jaliyaa in New York City. Smithsonian Folkways, SFW CD 40494.

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Famoro Dioubate (bala) is from Kankan, in the heart of the Manden region of Northeastern Guinea. He is a grandson of the legendary Djeli Sory Kouyate, one of the most renowned musicians in Guinea, and the leader of the National Instrumental Ensemble of Guinea during the 1960s and 70s. Like his grandfather, Famoro Dioubate is a master of the bala. He also performed with contemporary musical ensembles and artists from Guinea and Mali, including Sekouba Bambino, Mory Kante, and Sekouba Kandia Kouyate. He participated in artistic residencies in France in 1994, and since coming to New York City in 1999, he has collaborated in educational programs at the Juilliard School. He is a regular performer with Keba Cissoko's Tamalalou and with Sekouba Kandia Kouyate, with whom he has also recorded.



Bangoura, Fode Seydou. 2005. Fakoly 1.

· baöd/s; dunumbad; konkobad; soboninkund; solid; sunjatad; yankadid

Bangoura, M'Bemba. 2004. Wofabé.

· maned/s; sofad; talasad

Diabate, Mamadou. 2000. Tunga. Alula, ALU1019.

· lasidand; masani cissed; sörsörnëd

Diabate, Prince. 2001. New Life. Sunrise Records/Orchard.

  [No Pieces Indexed]

Dioubate, Famoro. n.d. West African Soul.

· fassond; ninad; sosisad

———. 2014. Kontendemi. Self-produced.

· jina musod; kulanjand; mamayad/s

Famoro Dioubaté's Kakande. 2008. Dununya. Jumbie, JMB0008.

· bani/makhadid; guinea fared; mali sajod; masani cissed; ninad; paya payad; sosisad; suwaresid; temedi kotad

Fula Flute. 2002. Fula Flute. Blue Monster.

· apollod; janjond; keme burema/sorid

———. 2008. Mansa America. Completely Nuts.

· boloba/kurad; dugad

Koita, Ami. 2002. Djigui. Créon, 765042.

· jarabid

Kouyate, Sekouba Kandia. 1990? Sekouba Kandia Kouyate et les Heritiers. Super Selection, SS 2822. Guinean cassette.

  [No Pieces Indexed]

Markus, Michael. 2004. Magbana. Michael Markus.

· sörsörnëd

Tolno, Fara. 2002? Binye (Respect). BMS.

· guinea fared; kassad; lamban/sandiad; maned; tutu jara/bajurud

Toure, Sanban Seny. 2003. Dunuya Mukolonma. Kassoemaï (Sabam).

· guinea fared/s; maned/s; manjanid; sörsörnëd/s; tiribad; yamamad

Various Artists. 2002. Badenya: Manden Jaliyaa in New York City. Smithsonian Folkways, SFW CD 40494.

· janjond; keme burema/sorid



Bangoura, M'Bemba. 2011. Wamato: Everybody Look! Featuring Master Drummer, M'bemba Bangoura. 2 vols. Wula Drum Inc.

· guinea_farev; lamban/sandia; mane; tiribav

Billon, Yves, and Robert Minangoy. 1987. Musiques de Guinée: musique de la côte et du Fouta-Djallon; musique de la forêt et de la Haute-Guinée. Office National du Cinéma Guinéen (ONACIG); SVT; Zaradoc: Les Films du Village.

· lamban/sandiav


Fula Flute - Famoro Dioubate

Jumbie Records: Kakande - An African Griot in New York

Facebook: Famoro Dioubate

The Brooklyn Rail: Famoro Dioubate with Aaron Lake Smith

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Kakande Quartet Performs


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