Star Band

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Star Band
Origin Dakar
Genres Afro-Cuban
Years active 1960-1980
Past members Laba Sosseh, Youssou N'Dour, Barthélémy Attisso, Balla Sidibe, El Hadji Faye, Ibra Kasse, Pape Seck

Star Band is a music group from Senegal that were the resident band of Dakar's Miami Club.[1][2]

Formed to celebrate Senegal's independence in 1960 the band has been host to some influential musicians, Youssou N'Dour being the most notable, and gave birth to Etoile de Dakar.[3] Some former members were drafted for the first Orchestra Baobab (as the Baobab club was opened to compete with Miami), and also for Laba Sosseh's Abidjan-based band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Youssou N'Dour". GlobalVillageIdiot. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  2. ^ Denselow, Robin (2007-09-28). "Made in Dakar". The Guardian (London: Guardian News and Media Limited). Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  3. ^ Jackson, Leon. "Star Band de Dakar". AMG. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-04-20.