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Guinean Jazz Big Band…

Bembeya Jazz National (originally known as Orchestre de Beyla) is a Guinean jazz group that gained fame in the 1960s for their infectious Afropop rhythms.
They are considered one of the most significant bands in Guinean music. Many of their recordings are based on traditional folk music in the country and have been fused with jazz and Afropop style.
Featuring guitarist Sekou ‘Diamond Fingers’ Diabaté, who grew up in a traditional griot musical family, the band won over fans in Conakry, Guinea’s capital city, during the heady days of that country’s newfound independence.

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