Sekou "Bembeya" Diabaté, also known as "Diamond Fingers" is a legend of West African guitar. As the lead guitarist for Bembeya Jazz, he helped to pioneer a movement of modern Manding dance music that moved the musical inspiration and lyrical eloquence of the Manding griot tradition onto the dancefloors and airwaves of young West African capital cities. Following the death of Bembeya Jazz's beloved lead singer, Demba Camara, Diabaté became central to the band's draw, and he certainly rose to the occasion, spilling out elegant, fiery solos on record after record. Even when dance bands went into decline in the 1980s, Diabaté forged on recording in a variety of settings. He toured the U.S. with a small band in 1989, and he continues to record and perform both in Conakry and in Europe. His amazing guitar work has influenced and inspired all the guitarists on the African continent. Today's free song is the song named after Sekou - Diamond Fingers. . . . Get the song.