Keletigui et ses Tambourinis
were one of Guinea's select National Orchestras. The band were
originally known as Orchestre de la Paillote, and were led by
Keletigui Traoré. Syliphone /span>SLP 30,
picture above, is of special interest for the song
"Mandjou", a traditional praise song to the Touré clan,
which was recorded several years later (in 1979) by Salif Keita
and Les Ambassadeurs Internationaux. Both renditions
focus on praising the achievements of Guinea's President, Sékou
Touré. The above album also includes songs dedicated to the
Parti Démocratique de Guinée, Guinea's sole political party, and
traditional songs such as "Donsoké"
and the classic "Bakary dian".
The LP was
released by the Popular African Music label, but seems to have
sunk without a trace.