Baaba Maal Attends The Los Angeles Premiere Of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Baaba Maal was there on October 26th at the Los Angeles premiere of Black Panther; Wakanda Forever with friends, family and fellow travellers....

Baaba Maal: Black Panther Wakanda Forever Trailer

A beautiful new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever released this week, with a special glimpse of Baaba Maal...

Baaba Maal At ComicCon: The Voice Of Wakanda

Being forever; The Voice of Wakanda Baaba Maal thrilled to be leading the way with Massamba Diop, drums and...

NANN-K foundation instagram launched

Baaba Maal launched NANN-K to help end the impact of desertification in the Sahel Region of Africa as well...

Baaba Land Ambassador Update

UNCCD Land Ambassador and renowned singer Baaba Maal returned to his native Senegal in December to headline the annual...
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Baaba Maal Attends The Los Angeles Premiere Of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
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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.
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This will knock you halfway around the world.
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A welcome return to form. 8/10
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Maal’s journey’s back on track.
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A triumphant comeback.****
– Guardian

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Baaba Maal Attends The Los Angeles Premiere Of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

baaba maal black panther wakanda forever premiere

Baaba Maal was there on October 26th at the Los Angeles premiere of Black Panther; Wakanda Forever with friends, family and fellow travellers. Baaba once again works with soundtrack composer Ludwig Göransson to help create the sound of Wakanda; one Africa colliding spectacularly with another, imagining a different kind of future.

Experience Black Panther; Wakanda Forever in cinemas from 11.11.22.

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Baaba Maal At ComicCon: The Voice Of Wakanda

Being forever; The Voice of Wakanda Baaba Maal thrilled to be leading the way with Massamba Diop, drums and dancing before the spectacular first glimpse of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in Hall H at Comic-Con in San Diego.
Baaba was invited to celebrate the announcement of the new Marvel Studios Black Panther film: Wakanda Forever, directed by Ryan Coogler. The film is due for release November 2022.
Watch Baaba’s performance back below.

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NANN-K foundation instagram launched

Baaba Maal launched NANN-K to help end the impact of desertification in the Sahel Region of Africa as well as to support the sustainable use of natural resources including renewable energy and low impact farming. NANN-K helps local communities restore their land including through planting trees and natural regeneration. You can now follow our progress on our very own Instagram account – Click here to follow us

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Baaba Land Ambassador Update

UNCCD Land Ambassador and renowned singer Baaba Maal returned to his native Senegal in December to headline the annual Blues de Fleuve festival and make a contribution to the global sustainable development through agriculture. His non-profit organization NANN-K works to bring to life his vision of helping rural people in Senegal to set up their own sustainable agricultural businesses, with secured public and private financing.
The name “NANN-K” in Pulaar language spells out the initial letters of the five crucial elements that the organization addresses: agriculture, fishing, livestock farming, culture and technology access. While in Podor, Baaba Maal visited the irrigation programme implemented by NANN-K to support local farming and create work opportunities for thousands of people in construction, harvesting, processing and shipping. In the future, the organization will focus on projects related to commercial fishing, modernization of agrotechnologies and preventing desertification.

To inspire environmental movement against desertification that spares no continent, Baaba Maal, in collaboration with another UNCCD Land Ambassador Ricky Kej, recently released the music video for the UNCCD official Land Anthem “Born from the Land.”

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Baaba planting trees

During the course of the Blues du Fleuve festival Baaba invited guests to see the newly created farmland on the edge of the Senegal River in Niaoule, to demonstrate how NANN-K projects can help grow local economies. He also visited four nearby towns around Podor to promote his #Africlean campaign. In Les Diawara, Diambo Diawbee, Dioundou Taredji and Diambo Soubalbe, he planted trees to promote agroforestry and raise awareness of the importance of trees to prevent desertification in the region.

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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 and his band the Daande Lenol performing alongside a variety of special guests. The Blues Du Fleuve is primarily a music event but also features art, fashion and artisanal crafts, as well as discussions and booths relating to local cultural issues and climate change.

Check back again soon for artist listings and more updates.

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Wakanda Remixes Out Now

Available today from Marvel Music/Hollywood Records is the Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed digital EP featuring 5 remixes of tracks from the original motion picture soundtrack composed by Grammy®-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson and performed by Baaba Maal. Göransson produced and remixed two of the five tracks, “Waterfalls” and “Black Panther.” It also includes tracks produced by DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Drake), Canadian producer WondaGurl (Travis Scott, Big Sean), plus Michael Uzowuru and Jeff Kleinman (Jorja Smith, Anderson Paak, Frank Ocean).

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther has been a cultural phenomenon. The score soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Music chart in its first week of release. The film recently crossed the $700 million mark at the domestic box office, becoming just the third film in history to reach this incredible threshold and is also the biggest domestic release of 2018 and the second biggest global release of 2018.

So kick back, imagine you are chilling with T’Challa & Okoye and put yourself in Wakanda with these new interpretations.

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The Black Panther Original Score

This year saw the release of the seminal Marvel film The Black Panther. The film has been a huge block-buster success and one of the drivers of the film’s intensity is the original score.

Baaba Maal and members of his band were invited to collaborate with Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson to create an epic score with authentic African flavour.

The original score is out now on amazon and other major retailers

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Panther-Original-Ludwig-Göransson/dp/B079Q2CB5Z/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520601501&sr=8-1&keywords=black+panther+original

US: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Panther-Original-Ludwig-Göransson/dp/B079QFPHJG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520601469&sr=8-1&keywords=black+panther+original

In the video below, Baaba explains how the collaboration came about and the impact of the film on Africa and the diaspora.

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