Mariama Kouyateh 1

Mariama Kouyate and her group Nga Nene

Style: Afro-Acoustics, traditional, modern
Country: Senegal

Mariama, Senegale singer and songwriter, was born in 1986 in Dakar/Senegal. As a member of a famous griot family Mariama already starts singing at the age of five, singing traditional melodies of the Mandingue tribe from the south of Senegal. From early childhood it becomes apparent that she is extraordinarily talented, being able to compete with the big shots. For her family it’s no problem when she decides to become a singer: music is part of her family life. Her grandfather Sekou Kouyate was one of the most famous Cora Players of Afrika and a famous singer just like his brother Soundioulou Cissokho. Her grandmother was a widely appreciated singer in Senegal. Mariama accompanies her mother FENDA KOUYATE from an early age on weddings, christenings etc. In 2008 she is nominated as best singer in the competition Wappy. Internationally Mariama is recognized as an artist performing alongside different famous musicians. With her first successful single “SARAGNIMA” she starts her own career as a singer. Her second single, “CHERIE”, confirms her talent as being one of the most beautiful voices of Africa. In 2010 she founds her own band “NGA NENE”.


(Français) 30/10/2008 au 30/11/2008 Tournée en Espagne
28/05/2010 au 10/06 2010 Festival en Espagne
08/09/2010 au 29/09/2010 Tournée en Espagne
11/09/2011 au 18/09/2011 Festival en France
15/07/2011 au 25/07/2011 Tournée en Espagne
06/06/2012 au 29/11/2012 Festival en Angleterre
23/02/2014 au 23/02/2014 Tournée en Espagne



(Français) GROUPE « NGA NENE «

Mariama Kouyate: lead-vocal
Ndoye: Guitare Acoustique
Abdoulaye Ndiaye: Guitare Base
Ibrahima Ndir: Calebasse
Boubacar Cissikho: Cora
Moussa Kanouté: Ngoni
Ass Biram Dieng: Percussion