The Info List - Ismael Lô

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Ismaël Lô (also Ismaël Lo) is a Senegalese musician and actor. He was born in Dogondoutchi, Niger on 30 August 1956, to a Senegalese father and a Nigerien mother. Shortly after Lo's birth the family returned to Senegal where they settled in the town of Rufisque, near the capital Dakar. He plays guitar and harmonica. In the 1970s, Lo studied at the School of Art in Dakar. He later joined the popular group Super Diamono, but left in 1984 to start a solo career. Over the next four years Lo recorded five popular solo albums. In 1990, Lo signed a recording deal with Barclay and recorded in France his seventh solo album, Ismael Lo. Thanks to the success of the single "Tajabone" the album became a hit in the European charts. The album launched Lo’s international career. Iso was recorded and released in 1994, and also became a success. The album contains soft guitar melodies and traditional Senegalese mbalax. The following year Lo toured in Africa. The compilation album Jammu Africa was released in 1996. The song "Without Blame" is a duet with Marianne Faithfull. Lo's song "Tajabone" was featured in Pedro Almodóvar's film All About My Mother. In 2002, he was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor. His latest album Sénégal was recorded in Dakar, Paris and London. Lo says of it, "Giving this album the title Sénégal was my way of paying tribute to my own country, in recognition of all its gifts to me".[1] In 1997, Lo starred in Moussa Sene Absa's film Tableau Ferraille (Iron Landscape). The film Shake Hands with the Devil (2007), about the Rwandan genocide, starts with Lo's song "Jammu Africa".


1 Discography 2 Singles 3 Guest singles

3.1 Music videos

4 References 5 External links


Gor Sayina (1981)

[A] Yaye Boye Balalma / Gor Saay Na / Ale Lo/ Woudje Yaye -- [B] Tiedo / N'daxami / Sey / Adou Calpe

Xalat (1984)[2]

[A] Xalat / Tali Be (Talibe) / Lote Lo -- [B] Xamul Dara / Mariama / Fa Diallo

Xiif (1986)

[A] Alal / Bode Gor / Xiif (Ethiopie Sahel) -- [B] Tiedo / Diouma / Marie Lo

Natt (1986)

[A] Ataya / Natt / Djola Kele -- [B] Samag La / Mougneul / Tadieu Bone

Diawar (1988)

[A] Jele Bi/ Sophia / Taar Dousey -- [B] Diawar / Jalia / Adou Calpe

Wadiour (1990)

[A] Wadiour / Diabar / Souleymane -- [B] Mbarawath / Nene / Tariha

Ismael Lo (1990)

Tajabone / Raciste / Ale Lo / Jiggeny Ndakaru / Fa Diallo / Souleymane / M'barawath / Nene

Iso (1994)

Dibi Dibi Rek / Nafantav / La Femme sans haine / Rero / Senegambie / Baol Baol / Naboou / Nassarane / Wassalia / Setsinala / Khar / Samayaye

Jammu Africa (compilation, 1996)

Jammu Africa / Nafantav / Sofia / Tajabone / Raciste / Nabou / Without Blame / Dibi Dibi Rek / Lotte Lo / Souleymane / Samba Et Leuk / Takou Deneu / Khar

Dabah (2001)

Aiwa / L'amour a tous les droits / Biguisse / Amoul Solo / Dabah / Boulfale / Faut qu'on s'aime / Africa Democratie / Diour Sani / Badara / Ma dame / N'Dally / Xalas / Mam

Sénégal (2 October 2006)

"Baykat" "Incha Allah" "Tass Yakar" "Jola" "Taar Dusey" "Manko" "Yaye Boye" "Plus je fais ci, plus je fais ça" "Mbindane" "Wakhal" "Ouvriers" "Jiguen" "Ma fille" "Tajabone"


Rero (1994)

Guest singles[edit]

Africa Nossa (2006) (with Cesaria Evora)

Music videos[edit]

Year Video

1994 "Rero"

2006 "Africa Nossa" (with Cesaria Evora)


^ Sénégal info ^ Xalat Album - SYLLART 8314, Record Sleeve & Vinyl Record itself

External links[edit]

RFI Musique biography Official page French bio Allmusic link Lo discography

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 39565985 LCCN: n92076244 ISNI: 0000 0000 5514 1573 GND: 134912179 SUDOC: 139645225 BNF: cb139371748 (data) MusicBrainz: 3a4de95b-22f9-4325