Senegalese singer Baaba Maal speaks on his latest single, ‘Agreement’, and his upcoming album ‘Being’ on this episode of ‘All Songs Considered’. Listen back to the show below, hear Baaba’s feature at 25:20.
In today’s Ways to Change the World, Baaba sits down with Krishnan Guru-Murthy to discuss the power of music and why we are all politicians in our own way when it comes to helping the world. “I’m a nomadic person, I don’t want to stay in one place”. When Baaba writes his music, he takes inspiration from the places he visits. “When I started travelling, I came to London, I bought cassettes, I appreciated different people. And when I got a chance to meet them, we sat down and wrote songs”. But no matter how much Baaba has travelled, and to where, he always brings his music “back home to Podor, Senegal”.
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This week on Rockonteurs, Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt meet the singer and guitarist Baaba Maal.
Born and raised in Senegal, Baaba has long been a champion of ensuring the sounds of Africa are heard across the globe.
He’s worked with other artists from Brian Eno to Mumford and Sons and created the soundtrack for the Black Panther movies. Baaba Maal releases his new album on March 31st called ‘Being’. His first in 7 years.
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