Sekouba Bambino

Sekouba Bambino Diabate – Syli National

It’s the time of year where one’s attention might turn to sports. The Olympics are coming. It’s baseball season. Why not a record dedicated to a soccer (football) team? I have noticed tons of albums by African artists with football-related topics. Here is a 1994 effort by one of the crucial stars of Guinean music, Sekouba Diabate, which is dedicated to Guinea’s national team.

BTW–check out this epic Bola video, taken from his new album Volume 7.

Side A
Syli National
Ballon Tant
Ka Souma Man


Side B
Pot Purri
A Nyara-N’Na


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May 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

Hi! Thanks for all you do.

In this post, all links seem to go to the same track.


May 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

It seems to me that all the links play the same song…

Brian Shimkovitzreply
May 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm

oops! fixed. thanks!

May 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm


May 13, 2012 at 12:56 am

Can you post the time for your set at Lisa Cooley gallery? Excellent work!

Brian Shimkovitzreply
May 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Lisa Cooley show in NYC is at 7pm, thanks!

June 3, 2012 at 8:15 am

Soccer? I am sorry that won’t do! Please use the word FOOTBALL.

Thank you,

August 13, 2012 at 3:04 pm

merci pour cet album, aviez vous l’album touma sera de amadou sodia ou sauvons la guinee de mory djeli deen kouyaté merci.

thank you for this album of sekouba bambino, you have the album touma sera of amadou sodia and sauvons la guinee of mory djeli deen kouyaté. thank

August 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm


November 23, 2018 at 11:29 am

Thank you for posting this tape. I have other bambino recordings but lost my copy of this. The version of Lanaya on his tape is one of my favorite songs. It was released on a separate album but this one is more produced and the bass line is more prominent. Love it. Thank you again!

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