ADAMA YALOMBA

Discography

Patron 2020

Waati Sera 2016

Namarako 2014

Kassa 2009

Dumuni 2004

M'Bora 2001

Gnumankè 199

Ni Kelenni Kadi 1997

Yalomba 1995

Biography

Author, Composer, performer, and arranger, Adama Yalomba, whose real name is Adama Traoré was born in the mid-1970s in Ké-Macina where his father, Samadji Traoré, was both a peasant and a confirmed artist of the locality.
 

It is precisely alongside his father, a virtuoso of the dan that the artist learned to decline the first notes of this mythical instrument with six strings and six sleeves which are generally played to welcome adventurers in public places and these must tell the story of their stay abroad. The artist has traveled all over deep Mali during these 15 years of musical training.
 

An excellent percussionist, guitarist (n’goni, dan, and guitar), he joined the Orchester Balazan de Ségou as a talent in training. A year later, he entered the Bronkoni de Niono (another key training). In 1992, Adama arrived in Bamako with the ambition to share his experience. Awa Dramé, Bakoroba Diabaté, Nanou Coul are the first beneficiaries of its know-how. This young artist now imposes his own style, a music-filled with Mandingo sound played in afro-pop, jazz, blues, rock, dub, or folk styles, on dancing rhythms.
 

The artist spotted in 2003 via the Desert Festival compilation, he is a sought-after musician in his country. Adama Yalomba accompanied the late Ali Farka Touré or Afel Bocoum, the latter's little protégé, the diva of Wassoulou, Oumou Sangaré, the Tuaregs of Tinariwen or Tartit, the Franco-Malian singer Toma Sidibé or the stateless dubber, Manjul.
 

After the release of his album "M'bora", Adama performed concerts in Africa, Mali, at the Festival au Désert in Essakane Tombouctou, then Burkina-Faso, Niger, Guinea, Marocco, abroad in Malaysia at the Rain Forest Festival, in France (Tour de stages in Angers) . he attended the WOMEX congress in Germany for a concert, at the Sfinks festival in Molenveld near Antwerp, Belgium. At Afrikafestival Hertme in the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, England, Ireland, Denmark, and Brazil.

Adama Yalomba at the Théâtre des Réalités festival, 15th edition, From December 7 to 13, 2020 at the municipal stadium of Sikasso.