MOUSSA DIALLO ( Afro Pop/Traditional) MALI/DK

Line Up: Moussa Diallo – Bass/Vocals, Marco Diallo – Drums, Dawda Jobarteh – Kora, Preben Carlsen – Guitar, Salieu Dibba – Jembe/Percussion, Ayi Solomon – Percussion/

In 1974, when fusion between western and traditional African music was still just a wish to be fulfilled, a young man from Mali found himself in Copenhagen with an electric bass. Moussa Diallo had left his native country to seek out possibilities in the far north. The oldest son of a Danish mother and a Malian father had already earned his first musical experiences playing in various bands in Mali.

On his arrival in Denmark the young bass player immediately captured the attention of the established Danish rock scene with his fierce, grooving and always convincing approach to his instrument. Throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s Moussa Diallo set fire to prominent Danish rock/fusion bands like Skunk Funk, Sneakers, Savage Rose and many others. He was also the leading rhythmical force when famed singer Anne Linnet formed her revolutionary band Marquis de Sade in 1983. Moussa Diallo was for 15 years an indispensable member of renown Danish singer/composer Hanne Boel’s group on stage as well as in the studio.

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