Everything starts in Burkina Faso, birthplace of Abdoulaye Traore. He first learned the guitar from his sister who is herself an accomplished guitarist. From that moment, Abdoulaye Traoré never left his guitar! Abdoulaye became a pupil of Siaka and Barro and toured alongside Victor Deme, also a student at the time.

Rare are virtuoso musicians that think and act collectively and believe in a group spirit. After two albums produced by Chapa Blues, DEBADEMBA returns with a new opus “Sanikoya” released by Abdoulaye Traore’s own label Dankama.

Patiently, with perseverance and focus, Abdoulaye Traore carried the DEBADEMBA project to make it one of today’s most appreciated incarnations of the new generation of west african artists.