Kandara Diebaté comes from a family of griots (musicians and storytellers) from the Mandingue tribe in southern Senegal. Griots are West African musicians and storytellers who pass down knowledge about the history of the country, villages, families and kings from father to child. Kandara is the son of the Senegalese kora master Boubacar Diabate, he dedicated his last album. From an early age he sings, plays the kora, djembe, bass drums and soruba. In her Griot tradition, Kandara Diebaté writes and sings about current social problems, the tension between tradition and modernity, as well as opportunities and threats to African cultural identities. In Senegal, he founded various instrumental ensembles. He has been living in Germany since 2001 and has taught numerous courses at Djembé since then. He plays with the bands “Kaira Tilo”, “Nomad” and with the Orchestra of Cultures. He has performed in Canada, Italy, Austria and Switzerland.