The popular Senegalese singer Médoune Diallo, who achieved international fame as a member of Orchestra Baobab and Africando, died on February 10th, one day shy of his 69th birthday.
|Médoune Diallo: New York 1996 (photo: Natalici) Courtesy Sterns Music|
Orchestra Baobab reunited in 2001, but by then Diallo had made five albums with Africando and given spectacular concerts in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Dubai, and he decided to stay with Africando rather than rejoin Baobab. After two tours of West Africa, Diallo’s stamina and health began to decline. He contributed one song to each of the last three Africando albums.