Malian born Mohamed Diaby is the son of the Ivoirian griot Coumba Kouyate. He arrived in Paris in 2008 from Bamako, after winning a TV talent show sponsored by Oumou Sangare. Diaby is a charismatic Griot and lead vocalist of the group, Debademba. He is a phenomenal talent gifted with a voice that is rapidly redefining the world music genre.

Mohamed Diaby’s rhythmic influences are an intoxicating mix of African styles rooted in the Mandingo culture and informed by the cultural crossroads of Paris Wassoulou & Ivoirian rhythms and harmonies meet Arabic-Andalusian sounds, Afro-funk, rock, African salsa, high-life and the universal blues.