jun 30 2018
Born on 15 June 1968, Samba grew up in Dabi, a small village in the Tombouctou region of
Mali. Samba’s father passed away just before his birth, leaving his mother to raise him
alongside his brother, Ibrahima ‘Bouri’ Séré. Although they could not afford formal
education, he was surrounded by music from an early age and his mother was one of the
first women to sing with the young Ali Farka Touré at the Biennale Festival in Mali.