Sékou Bah has performed on stages around the world; he was musical director for Oumou Sangaré and he was a member of Salif Keita's band for several years. Currently, Sékou is bassist with Fatoumata Diawara. On Soukabbè Mali, Sékou collaborates with some of the best musicians working today in Mali including Harouna Samaké and Antoine LeRoi. Brilliant playing, smooth vocals and a suave sound bring this album from Mali to the fore. The last two tracks are remixed for dance clubs, and the album also remembers the superb young balafonist Amadou Keita, who died in a traffic accident a few short weeks after recording on this album.
Personnel: Sékou Bah - bass, lead vocal, guitar; Yacouba Koné - lead guitar; Mamadou "Prince" Koné - percussion; Yero Dicko - rhythm guitar; Cherif Soumano - kora; Harouna Samaké - kamel ngoni, vocals; Antoine LeRoi - acoustic guitar; Will Calhoun - drums; Amadou Keita - balafon; Ami Koité - vocals; Hawa Maiga - vocals; Master Soumy - rap vocals.