Laba Sosseh

  • Laba Sosseh
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Laba Badara Sosseh was a Gambian Senegalese salsa singer and composer.

He was born in Bathurst, British Gambia (now Banjul, The Gambia) on 12 March 1943 and died 20 September 2007 in Dakar, Senegal.

A griot, his family relocated to Dakar because of his father's work at the airport, and Sosseh engaged Dakar's musical scene, which was at the time strongly tilted towards son, rumba and other Cuban rhythms. As a founding member of Dakar's Star Band, he shared the limelight during the late 1960s with several future members of Orchestra Baobab.

In 1982, his album "Salsa Africana" has 100 000 sales: for that he earned a Golden Disc.

Source: (Jens Kamp)
Updated by Thierno Dia, on 7 oct 2021.


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