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Sene Africa (Senegalese Band)

Sene Africa

Sene Africa is a band formed of traditional Senegalese musicians, Ibrahima Ba and Amadou Fall, who are based out of San Diego. Ibrahima Ba was born in 1975 in a neighborhood outside of Dakar, Senegal. His love for music began at a young age and was inspired by the singing, drums, and guitar rhythms of the all blind INAS orchestra. He performed opening acts for well-known musicians such as Baaba Maal in 1994. At the age of 19, he played percussion for the drum/dance/musical orchestra Ninki Nanka traveling to shows at Goree Island, the Cassamance, and finally Saint-Louis, where he stayed and continued to play with a subdivision of the same group. Amadou Fall was born in 1977 in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. Born into a family of musicians, his earliest memories were laced with the sounds of a unique 21 string African instrument, called Kora, filling the walls of his home. Created between the borders of Senegal and Guinea, the high-pitched voice of its strings sings songs that seem to have fallen from the heavens. Throughout his childhood the mystical spirit embodied in this rare instrument called to Amadou, and he began learning to play at 11 years old. At the age of 15, having honed his talents and style, he was sought after to participate in concerts and musical projects. Still in his teens he played on several international CDs with Fatou Tiam, Fatou Lawbe, and Djibi Sall.

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