LABA SOSSEH

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b. Laba Badara Sosseh, 12 March 1943, Bathurst, Gambia; d. 21 September 2007, Dakar, Senegal.

The son of a Senegalese father and Gambian mother, Laba was born and raised in Bathurst (renamed Banjul in 1973), the capital of The Gambia, a British colony at the time. Regarded as one of the greatest musical innovators in the Senegambia sub-region, he grew up listening to Cuban dance music of the '40s and '50s. Johnny Pacheco was one of his favourites and he became known for his perfect imitation of the Dominican bandleader's style.

From a family of griots (praise singers), he played the sabarr drum at traditional ceremonies and later joined the Foyer Jazz Band, with whom he began singing popular Latin numbers, and African Jazz dance band. In the early '60s Laba accompanied his father, a civil aviation worker, when he was redeployed to Dakar airport in Senegal. There he joined the Star
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LABA SOSSEH El Sonero De Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
El Sonero De Africa
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1976
LABA SOSSEH Formidable Laba Sosseh album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Formidable Laba Sosseh
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1977
LABA SOSSEH Monguito el Unico Presents Laba 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monguito el Unico Presents Laba "Sosseh" in U.S.A.: Salsa Africana Vol.II
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1980
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Salsa Africana Vol. 1
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1980
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Salsa Africana Vol.4
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1980
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Roberto Torres Presenta a...Laba Sosseh
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1981
LABA SOSSEH Laba Sosseh: Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Laba Sosseh: Volume 2
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1982
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Le Roi De La Salsa
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1983

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El Sonero de Africa: Vol. 3
Afro-Cuban Jazz 1980

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