At a tender age, she entered the Soleil
d'Afrique ballet and became after a few
years, solo singer and dancer. She then joined
the live line up of Fatala, the Guinean
band who recorded for Peter Gabriel's Real
World label. Several tours in Europe and
North America made Maciré feel that time
had come to realize her own dreams ans to pursue
her own career which she did with a first album
called "Mariama" in 1997. The success
in Guinea led her to record a new album for
TRACE/COD in 2001. It enjoyed even greater success
thanks to the ballad "L'Amour Est Sorcier"
wich was a national hit.
In Guinea, most of the singers are of the griots-cast
who use the Malenke language. By giving a modern
treatment to music and lyrics of Soussou origin,
this "non-griots" of Basse-Côte
enjoys and astonishing success in her country.
Being herself from both side of the social spectrum,
the city and the countryside, her aim to make
a fusion of those worlds.
Djembé-Faré literally meaning in Soussou
the dance of the drums, was born in 1995
out of the meeting of Maciré
Sylla and Cédric
Asséo. Djembé-Faré presents a varied
repertoire in which one can discover at the
same time the power and magic of traditional
dances and songs, whose origin goes back to
the incredible history of the Mandingue, but
also songs whose texts and musical conception
are written in today's African musical scene
Guinean music, little known - except maybe
Mory Kante's "Yékéyéké" , offers an incredible
wealth and remains very accessible to the European
public, because it is based on the diatonic
scale. Guitars, balafons, malinké flutes, djembé,
doundoumba and songs marry perfectly, and the
group manages to alter bursting joy with the
gentle nostalgia of pure melodies.
A show full of beauty and sensitivity which
we greatly encourage you not to miss.