b. 20. July 1946 in Dakar, Senegal, d. 2. Feb. 1995 in Dakar, Senegal
Pape Serigne Seck was one of those singers who took actively part in the evolution of Senegal‘s popular music scene. He started in Ibra Kassé‘s Star Band, went on forming Star Number One in the late 1960s or early 1970s and became a founding member of Ibrahima Sylla‘s project Africando in 1992.
"Pape Seck's deep and raspy voice, which has been compared to that of Louis Armstrong, was an improbably agile instrument with hornlike overtones." 
- Pape Seck: a remembrance by Christina Roden, at Rootsworld.com, ca. 1995 retrieved on 29.12.2009