At times, some now most famous West African stars such as Salif Keita, Mory Kante and Ousmane Kouyate joined the group for performances. The career of Super Mande culminated with the release of their album "Wahabiadashi" which was eventually banned from airplay because the title track criticized hypocritical Marabouts (religious leaders). In the early nineties, Diabate was recruited as a star singer in the world renowned "Ballet Koteba" led by Souleymane Koli to replace Sekou Camara "Cobra" after his death; and also as rhtyhm-guitarist with the "Go de Koteba" the world famous women group. He toured the world with these ensemble for several years.
In 1996, he relocated in New York City. He has since taken part in many cultural events as leader of the re-formed Super Mande group and with many collaborations with artists such as jazzman Don Byron, Peter Apfelbaum, Sean Noonan, and the groups Source and Fula Flute Ensemble. Religious interest Abdoulaye Diabate is a devout Muslim. Any reference to his being involved with the Raelian movement are erroneous.
The name "Abdoulaye Diabate" is relatively common in West Africa. Discrography "BREWED BY NOON" (2007) By Sean Noonan "TONIGHT"S AFRICAN JAZZ BAND" (2006) by Source w/ Abdoulaye Diabate Haklima (2005) 1. Haklima 2. Sinikan 3. Nama 4.
Wunafaki 5. Kobaragna 6. Fasoka 7. Mososroni 8.
Djougouya 9. Babani 10. Iloyoro "IT IS WRITTEN" (2005) BY Peter Apfelbaum & the New York Hieroglyphics "MANDEN JALIYA IN NEW YORK CITY" (2002) Smithsonian Folkways compilation (contains several tracks by Super Manden) "WAHABIADACHI" by Super Mande Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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