BAABA MAAL (born 12 November 1953) is a Senegalese singer and
guitarist born in
Podor , on the
Baaba sings primarily in Pulaar and is the foremost promoter of the
traditions of the Pulaar-speaking people, who live on either side of
* 1 Early life and education * 2 Career
* 3 Discography
* 3.1 Albums * 3.2 Import releases * 3.3 Contributing artist * 3.4 DVDs
* 4 References * 5 External links
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
After returning from study in Paris, Baaba studied traditional music
Mansour Seck and began performing with the band Daande Lenol .
Baaba's fusions continued into the next decade with his Firin\' in
Fouta (1994) album, which used ragga , salsa and Breton harp music to
create a popular sound that launched the careers of Positive Black
Soul , a group of rappers, and also led to the formation of Afro Celt
Sound System . His fusion tendencies continued on 1998's Nomad Soul ,
In 1998, Baaba recorded "Bess, You Is My Woman Now" for the Red Hot Organization 's compilation album Red Hot + Rhapsody: The Gershwin Groove , a tribute to George Gershwin which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness and fighting the disease. In 2002, Baaba again worked with the Red Hot Organization, recording "No Agreement" alongside Res , Tony Allen , Ray Lema , Positive Black Soul and Archie Shepp for the tribute album to Fela Kuti , Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti .
On 7 July 2007, Baaba performed at the Live Earth concert, Johannesburg .
Baaba Maal's album On the Road, a live acoustic album recorded straight from the mixing boards of his shows over a ten-year period, was released on 10 August 2008. A new studio album, Television, was released on 1 June 2009.
He is featured on two tracks "Hunger" and "Still" on the Black Hawk Down soundtrack and performed on the title track of the 2008 video game Far Cry 2 , in addition to helping to create the whole soundtrack for that game. He played at Bonnaroo and the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in 2010.
He is featured on a track on the Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly album All of This Yours.
In 2014, he contributed to the BBC Music's remake of The Beach Boys
God Only Knows
Baaba Maal's 11th studio album, The Traveller, recorded with Johan
The Very Best and
Winston Marshall (Mumford & Sons), was
released via Palm and Marathon Artists. The lead singles, "Fulani
Rock" and "Gilli Men", received critical acclaim. The Traveller was
released 15 January 2016, and was accompanied by a UK tour and
headlining Senegal's Festival Blues Du Fleuve.
* 1989 –
Passion – Sources (compilation) -
Real World Records
* 1989 –
Djam Leelii (with
Mansour Seck ) –
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* ^ Perry, Kevin (3 January 2016). "Senegal: a trip to Baaba Maal\'s music festival". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 January 2016. * ^ "Hear Mumford & Sons’ New Collaboration With Baaba Maal, ‘There Will Be Time’". Spin.com. 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
* ^ http://www.mumfordandsons.com/news/johannesburg/