Fanta Sacko

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Fanta Sacko
Origin Mali
Genres Bajourou
Occupation(s) Singer

Fanta Sacko is a Malian musician, whose debut, self-titled LP launched the bajourou music genre. She has helped establish a female singing tradition in Mali, which makes that country unique in West Africa, where female popular musicians are not generally approved of.[1][2]


  1. ^ Mark Ellingham; Orla Duane; Vanessa Dowell, eds. (November 1999). Africa, Europe and the Middle East. World music. 1. London: Rough Guides. p. 550. ISBN 1-85828-635-2. 
  2. ^ Gikandi, Simon (2003). Gikandi, Simon, ed. Encyclopedia of African literature. Taylor & Francis. p. 575. ISBN 0-415-23019-5. Retrieved 2010-04-14.