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National Orchestras

L’Orchestre National “A” de la République du Mali
Kélétigui Diabaté (chef d'orchestre, guitar), Djelimady Tounkara (guitar), Magan Ganessy (vocals).

L’Orchestre National “B” de la République du Mali
Ades Traoré (chef d'orchestre), Kassemady Diabaté (vocals), Madou "Guitare" Sangaré (lead guitar), Boubacar Diallo (rhythm guitar).

L’Orchestre National “C” de la République du Mali
Daouda "Flani" Sangaré (vocals), Zani Diabaté (lead guitar), Madou "Guitare" Sangaré (rhythm guitar).

L’Orchestre National “B” de la République du Mali and Les Maravillas du Mali combined to form L’Orchestre le National Badéma.
L’Orchestre National “C” de la République du Mali became the Super Djata Band.

L’Orchestre le National Badéma
Khalil Traoré (1st chef d'orchestre, keyboard), Amadou Ba Guindo (chef d'orchestre, trumpet), Kassemady Diabaté (vocals), Boncana Maïga (flute), Sidya Touré (guitar), Harouna Barry (tenor sax), Bah Tapo (percussion), Aliou Traoré (violin), Baba Traoré, Dramané Coulibaly, Issa Falaba Traoré.

Le Super Biton National de Ségou (see also Ségou - Super Biton de Ségou)
Amadou Ba (chef d'orchestre, trumpet), Mamadou Doumbia (vocals, percussion), Mamadou Coulibaly (vocals), Aboubacar Kissa (vocals), Toussaint Siané (vocals, percussion), Mamadou Sissoko (lead guitar), Mamadou Guindo (rhythm guitar), Dramabé Diarra (bass), Abou Tour
é (alto sax), Mamadou Diarra (alto & soprano sax), Gagny Diawara (trumpet), Modibo Diarra (keyboards), Zoumana Diarra (drums), Moussa Ouattara (congas).

Regional Orchestras

Mopti
Bani Jazz
Ali "Farka" Touré (guitar).

Orchestre Régional de Mopti / L'Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti
Sorry Bamba (chef d'orchestre, vocals), Koko Dembelé (lead guitar, vocals), Amadou Guitteye (guitar), Adama Namakoro Fomba.

Ségou
Orchestre Régional de Ségou / Le Super Biton de Ségou

Sikasso
Orchestre Régional de Sikasso / Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso
Baba Barry (chef d'orchestre, drums), Salif Touré (vocals), Abdoulaye Diabaté (vocals).

Tombouctou
Orchestre Régional de Tombouctou / Le Mystère Jazz de Tombouctou

Kayes
Orchestre Régional de Kayes
Harouna Barry (chef d'orchestre, tenor sax), Jean Bittard (vocals), Touré (vocals).

L'Orchestre Sidi Yassa de Kayes
Sidi Yassa (chef d'orchestre, vocals).

Bamako
L'Orchestre Bida de la Capitale

Gao
Orchestre Régional de Gao / Songhaï Star

Koulikoro
Orchestre Régional de Koulikoro

Other orchestras

Afro Jazz
   Amadou Ba (chef d'orchestre, trumpet).

Alliance Jazz
   Amadou Ba (trumpet).

Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako
   Ousmane Dia (vocals), Kanté Manfila (vocals, lead guitar), Salif Keita (vocals), Amadou Bagayoko (lead guitar), Ousmane Kouyaté (guitar), Keletigui Diabaté (guitar), Dobry (drums), Aboubakar Samboura (bass), Fofana (guitar), Issa Gnaré (guitar), Etienne (guitar), Moussa Sissoko (sax), Seydou Koné (percussion), Tagus Traoré (trumpet), Cheikh Tidiané.

Askia Jazz
   Harouna Barry (sax).

Baniko Jazz de Dioila
   Adama Namakoro Fomba (guitar).

Boni Jazz
   Sorry Bamba (vocals).

Le Bronconi de Niono

Les Compagnons de Baraouli

Le Diosse Band de Kolokani

Les Echos de la Falaise de Bandiagara

Les Echos de la Grotte d’Hamdallaye

Ganoua Band (see also Super Djata Band)
   Zani Diabat
é (guitar), Daouda "Flani" Diabaté (vocals, kamelen n'goni), Maré Sanogo (djembé, percussion)

Goffé Star de Bafoulabé
   Harouna Barry (chef d'orchestre, tenor sax).

Koulé Star de Koutiala
   Abdoulaye Diabaté (vocals), Djoss Diabaté (vocals).

Les Maravillas du Mali
   Boncana Maïga (chef d'orchestre, flute), Dramané Traoré (flute), Moustapha Sako (violin), Aliou Traoré (violin), Adboulaye Diarra (violin), Mamadou Tolo (violin), Londo (violin), Harouna Barry (tenor sax). Khalil Traoré (piano). Salif Traoré (bass), Alberto (vocals), Omar Santiago (vocals), Bah Tapo (percussion).

Le Melengo Jazz de Niarela

Les Messagers du Mali

Orchestre Municipal de San
   Tatine Demb
élé (vocals).

Pioneer Jazz (Orchestre Missira)
   Djelimady Tounkara (guitar).

Rail Band du Buffet Hôtel de la Gare (Orchestre Rail-Band de Bamako, Super Rail Band, Rail Band du Mali, etc)
   Tidiané Koné (chef d'orchestre, trumpet, tenor & alto sax), Salif Keita (vocals), Mory Kanté (lead guitar, balafon, vocals), Makan Ganessy (vocals), Djelimady Sissoko (vocals), Lanfia Diabaté (vocals), Sékou Kanté (vocals), Damory Kouyaté (vocals), Djelimady Sissoko (vocals), Sékou Kouyaté (vocals), Nabé Baba (lead guitar), Djelimady Tounkara (lead guitar), Mamadou Diakité (rhythm guitar), Ousmane Sagodogo (rhythm guitar), Djelimoussa Kouyaté (rhythm guitar), Cheik Traoré (rhythm guitar), Alfred Coulibaly (keyboard), Sourakata Cissé (trumpet), Moussa Koné (trumpet), Kabiné Keita (sax), Lédi Youla (sax), Cheikh Traoré (bass), Issa Tounkara (bass), Mamadou "Pacheco" Bagayogo (drums), Fotigui Keita (drums), Mamadou Bagayoko (drums), Dramané Coumaré (congas), Korobala (congas), Marius (timbales), Abouramané Koumané (percussion), Moussa Traoré (percussion), Moussa Koné (percussion).

La Renaissance

Rônier Jazz
   Harouna Barry (sax).

Le Sahel Band de Nara

Le Santoro Band de San

Ségou Jazz

Souala Band de Banamba

Super Bama de Bamako

Super Djata Band de Bamako (see also Ganoua Band)
   Zani Diabaté (chef d'orchestre, lead guitar), Daouda "Flani" Sangaré (vocals), Alou Fané (vocals, donso ngoni), Mamadou "Johnny" Diabaté (vocals), Idrissa Magassa (vocals), Salia Sonogo (vocals), Dounanké Koita (rhythm guitar), Ousmane Dicko (rhythm guitar), Mamadou "Gorguy" Sylla (sax), Dounanké Koita (keyboards), Abou Camara (bass), Badian Kouyaté (bass), Bamba Dembélé (congas), Bakary Diabaté (percussion, timbales), Lamoussa Diabaté (drums).

Super Mandé de Kangaba
   Kassemady Diabaté (vocals).

Le Super Mono Band de Bougouni

Le Tambaoura Jazz de Kénéba

Tentemba Jazz du Mali
   Abdoulaye Diabaté (vocals).

Tjiwara Band de Kati
   Grand Papa Diabaté (guitar).

Le Typic de Kita

Le Yokanga Jazz de Yorousso

This page was created on May 19 2006 and was laste updated on May 28 2013