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Descended from a long line of griots (praise singers), Coumba Gawlo Seck has continued to pursue the tribal roots of her music. A graduate of ECMT Martin Luther King (Dakar College), Seck has provided music for several productions by Teatro National Daniel Sorano. Her performance at Telefood 98, in Dakar, was broadcast globally in 1998. The following year, she received a New Talent/Singer award at Kora '99.
Coumba Gawlo Seck is a Senegalese singer-songwriter and composer who was born in February 1972 in Tivaouane. She is the second best selling Senegalese singer in Senegal after Youssou N'Dour. Her greatest success was a version of Pata Pata, a platinum single which was number one for two weeks in Belgium and sold 50,000 copies one day in France in 1998.