Name of the group : Africa Kira’ . Countries performed in : The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium + France.
Members : Saidouba Soumah, Mohamed Cissoko, Arafan Toure, Oumar Diabate, Mo Karamoko Camara, Delmondo Keita, Bennett Diallo, Alpha Camara ,Salifou Sylla, Chi Sharpe, Maferin Diabate’, Bebey Youla’, Mohamed Camara’, Doumbia, Ton Ton
Pictures from from the Festival Mundial in Ede-Wageningen, Netherlands.
Rotterdam,Netherlands – (Chi Sharpe , Alpha Camara, Harry Belafonte, Sylifou Sylla, Neil Clarke.
These pictures were taken in Tokounou, a village in the Sankaran’, in upper Guinea.
FYI, Alpha + Sylifou came to this concert in 1988 . They met Harry in Guinea in the early 60’s. After this tour is when I started hanging with them .
Alpha + Sylifou “gittin down” for us ! Yeah !!! The last scan is in Guinea with balaphonist Elhadj Djigui’ Diabate’ !!! (1990).
This was the group that adopted me as a fellow drummer. I lived and toured with them for many years in The Netherlands from 1988 to 2003. When I wasn’t on tour I was with them or in Africa.
Africa Kira is a break-away group from the original “Africa Soli”.