Thione Seck

Thione Ballago Seck & le Raam Daan – Allo Petit

Senegalese mbalax singer Thione Ballago Seck is really good. This 2001 recording of Seck & le Raam Daan is a perfect example, his unmistakable fluttery voice carried by relentless sabar drumming and interesting melodies. A lot of mbalax feels repetitive/dull to me but I am not mad at this album.

FYI: Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set at this party at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg on Saturday, April 24.


Face A
Allo Petit
Manemi Gnoul


Face B
Jaam La Paix
The La Force


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

April 19, 2010 at 8:03 am


I’m loving your blog look forward to it every week. I came across some great african artists at they’re definetly worth a look some great songs.

Keep the blog coming :)


April 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm

i love your blog!!! amazing

do you got anything from

kade diawara


maybe you know her song BELE BELE,

i think she is guinean, but I found a page stating she was malian.

greetings and keept the good work up

April 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

This is such an amazing collection. having lived many years in Africa I now regret not having but more tapes. Keep going with this and a million thanks!!

April 29, 2010 at 8:54 am

really nice songs here.. and that new tape deck is paying off.. this stuff is sounding better than ever! great work!

May 4, 2010 at 10:47 am

That a great music of him. Love it.

May 23, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Great tape this Senegalese on. Thanks a million for sharing.


December 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Love this tape – thank you! A completely different Jamm la Paix from Youssou’s; and surely “The La Force” translates as “Tea is what keeps us going”?! Fantastic. Thank you

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