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African classics: Teningnini Damba

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Teni Damba is the daughter of Ba Zoumana Sissoko. Her second cassette (above) was released in 1994, and the opening track "Yirbayo" was one of the top Malian songs of the 1990s. An inspired recording with a scorching guitar solo it is quintessential listening. The backing vocalists are also superb, as are the lead vocals of Teni. She has an excellent band and further recordings are hopefully forthcoming.


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