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Griots play a key role in West Africa. While they preserve ancestral culture, some also see in their art the potential for opening up to the world. As in the case of Sékouba Bambino Diabaté from Guinea. A talented singer, he has already made his mark with ensembles such as Bembeya Jazz National and Africando and now travels the world as a soloist engaged in a succession of fruitful collaborations. While his lyrics remain faithful to the griot tradition, he makes great music by combining the balafon, the kora, and the bolon with Afro-Cuban conga, the harmonica, and the flow of the French rapper Diziz la Peste. Bringing together past and present, Bambino's music transcends borders as a universal language.