The 2019 edition of the Blues Du Fleuve Festival is coming up soon!

Taking place in Podor, Senegal, on the 6th, 7th and 8th of December. The three day festival will see...

Baaba performing at The Town Hall in NYC

Baaba Maal will be performing in New York City for the first time in 8 years! The show will...

Wakanda Remixes Out Now

Available today from Marvel Music/Hollywood Records is the Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed digital EP featuring 5 remixes of tracks...

The Black Panther Original Score

This year saw the release of the seminal Marvel film The Black Panther. The film has been a huge...

Travelling Light - Baaba Maal in a rare solo performance (new date added!)

Book tickets now to get rare access to an intimate show with Baaba Maal. Baaba will be performing solo...
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The 2019 edition of the Blues Du Fleuve Festival is coming up soon!
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Baaba performing at The Town Hall in NYC
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Wakanda Remixes Out Now
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The Black Panther Original Score
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Travelling Light - Baaba Maal in a rare solo performance (new date added!)
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About

The singer and guitarist belongs to the semi-nomadic Fulani people. He first left his homeland of Fouta, in northern Senegal to perform music hundreds of miles away as a teenage boy scout and he has been a wanderer ever since. “It’s part of my culture,” he says. “The songs travel from village to village, from country to country. It’s something natural to my tribe and this part of Africa.”

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The Traveller – available nowFeatured

Baaba’s new album is a blend of African roots and more contemporary electronic influences all beautifully woven together at varying tempos, and carrying different messages for the listener.

‘The Traveller’ opens with the raucous Fulani Rock, underpinned by dark throbbing drums, intricate guitars and Baaba Maal’s distinctive vocal soaring overhead, carrying messages for his people: ‘Language is a weapon. I’m not using it to destroy but to build bridges and bring people together. I am a messenger of the people so everyone’s voice can be heard.

Other standout tracks are the beautiful ‘One Day’ and ‘Gilli Men’, both resplendent with glistening guitars, velvet-sounding tom-toms, soft strings and Baaba Maal’s voice gently echoing against a backdrop of rapturous, layered backing vocals, which tell us to both ‘Pursue your own excellence,’ and ‘Feed your soul’.  Unsurprisingly, for an artist who uses music as a medium to spread important messages to his people and beyond, the album closes with two songs  ‘War’ and ‘Peace.’  Both feature powerful spoken word poetry by Lemn Sissay, official poet of the 2012 Olympics and recently appointed Chancellor of The University of Manchester.

Track listing

1. Fulani Rock
2. Gilli Men
3. One Day
4. Kalaajo
5. Lampenda
6. Traveller
7. Jam Jam
8. War
9. Peace

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Press Quotes

Maal’s voice continue to hypnotise.
– Q

This will knock you halfway around the world.
– Q

A welcome return to form. 8/10
– Uncut

Maal’s journey’s back on track.
– Uncut

A triumphant comeback.****
– Guardian

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Films

Baaba Maal’s new documentary

Capturing the spectacular sights and sounds of the Blues Du Fleuve cultural festival in northern Senegal, an annual event put together by the West African superstar Baaba Maal, The Traveller is a road trip for the senses, an exploration of cross-cultural discovery and the power of music.

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