Mamadi Diabate was born in Kela (Mali) in 1946. He began working as a tailor during the sixties in Bamako where he started playing guitar and singing. Unfortunately, his career was short. He recorded very few LP's, one, in 1985 with Kante Manfila and the Ambassadors and this one, in 1984. In a previous post, you discovered Ousmane Kouyate. Mamadi was singing on this recording.