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Seck, Mansour
Mansour Seck is internationally known as the long time companion of Baaba Maal. He was a son of a Toucouleur (Haalpulaar) griot family, and since his childhood, he was a close friend of Baaba Maal. His learnt to play the traditional string instruments like the hoddu, but preferred the guitar. In 1977, he co-founded together with Baaba and Mbassou Niang an ensemble for traditional music Yeli Taaré Fouta. It was during this time that Mansour teached Baaba Maal the griot musical heritage. The latter went then to Paris to finish his musical education and invited Mansour to Europe subsequently. In the 1980s, he recorded the legendary album Djam Leelii with Baaba Maal