Les Escrocs - two (are there more?) different bands. 3. Les Escrocs is a french folk-pop band. 2. Les Escrocs is a rap and hiphop band from Mali, consisting of Mamadou Tounkara and Salim Díallo. They started 1996 and mix tradtional instruments, like balafon, tamani, djembe, n'goni and calebash with modern beats and texts that are social and political. Albums: Saara (1998), Kokadjé (2000), Kalan (2001), CAN (2002), Ben (2003) and Mandika Rap from Mali (2005).