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Cheikh Lô


Cheikh N'Digel Lô is a Senegalese musician. Lô began playing drums and singing at an early age. He joined Orchestre Volta Jazz, an ensemble which played Cuban and Congolese pop songs as well as traditional Burkinabé music. By 1985 Lô was playing guitar with numerous Côte d'Ivoire and French musicians, which lead him to record material in Paris in 1987. After his band dissolved, Lô remained in Paris as a session musician, whilst developing his own sound. In 1995 Youssou N'Dour offered to produce Lô's debut album, Ne La Thiass.


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