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Baaba Maal

A superstar in his native Senegal, spiritual pop singer Baaba Maal was not even born to be a performer -- in West African culture, tradition dictates that the ancient griot caste must produce the singers and storytellers, and Maal was born in the city of Podor in 1953 into the fisherman's caste. Despite his parents' insistence that he become a lawyer, he grew up surrounded by music, absorbing both the traditional sounds of the region as well as American R&B and soul, later discovering jazz and blues. As a teen Maal moved to Dakar, joining the 70-piece orchestra Asly Fouta and teaming with his guitarist friend Mansour Seck to form the group Lasli Fouta; during the early '80s, the duo also spent several years in Paris, where they recorded the 1984 album Djam Leelii. Upon returning to Senegal, Maal formed the group Daande Lenol -- literally, "The Voice of the Race" -- and began honing a highly distinctive sound fusing traditional African music with elements of pop and reggae; in 1988 he issued the LP Wango, the first in a series of highly successful albums which also included 1991's Baayo, 1992's Lam Toro, and 1994's Firin' in Fouta. In 1998, Maal released Nomad Soul; the first recording on Chris Blackwell's new Palm Pictures label, it featured cameos by Brian Eno, Howie B., and others. Jombaajo appeared in 2000, followed by Missing You in 2001 and Television in 2009, all on Palm. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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I love african music, it gets directly into your soul and makes it sing like if you're in heaven! It makes me feel like if I were an 8 year old again!!! Thank you, Pandora, you're the best!!! ;-)!!!
afri0708
I love this song
lulzrevoluti o n . 2 1 5
This music takes me to central Africa during the kush golden age 5000 years ago
zioniani
This song transports me to anothe place and time. Other-worldl y
please add "Mariama" by Baaba Maal
dahnamos
Amos V. Dahn says:

Great music, my African brother.
dejadiop
Makes my heart smile n soul dance and transcends the lesson that one must listen to vibration to truly understand- words without soul are empty messages and often times it is not words that able to transcend the message!
fantastic.Am a z i n g l y talented .
jabangmomodo u
one of the greatest senegalese musician.
afriksow
"Djam Leeli" is one of my favorites, along with "Baayo", one of his earlier and more traditional albums
piccarda
Firin in Foutah is also missing. Are there more than one Baaba Maal?
paradoxcircu s
yes please find ome of his solo albums and put em up please!
i agree, djam leeli is also one of my all time favorites from baaba maal. the music currently being played on this staion really gives no reference at all to the artist's true nature of expression. and that's too bad. how about an update!
maoxman1
djam leeli is one of the great albums out of senegal. you must update
Missing from the discography is "Nomad Soul, a 1997 CD that is very good.

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