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Concert finishes at approximately 10pm
Abdoulaye Traore -guitars
Mohamed Diaby - vocals
Bisou Bass - bass
Philippe Monange - keyboard
Yves William Ombe Monkama - drums
Debademba took Celtic Connections and WOMAD by storm in 2014. The band's distinctive Malian sound is fused with music from across Africa: from Ethiopia to Arabic-Adalusian influences, Afro funk to salsa and blues. Guitarist Aboulaye Traore from Burkina Faso and vocalist Mohamed Diaby from Mali met in Paris in 2008. 'These guys were a revelation.
Centred on the outstanding talents of guitarist Abdoulaye Traore and vocalist Mohamed Diaby, they absolutely tore the root off of the Old Fruitmarket, with an incredible mix of Afrobeat, blues and funk that had the audience yelling for more
- Herald Scotland (Celtic Connections, January 2014)