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Baaba Maal

Baaba Maal
Born: Nov 12, 1953 in Podor, Senegal
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Genre: Other, World
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Djam Leelii
Released: 1989
Label: Mango
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Baaba Maal and Mansour Seck, two of Senegal's biggest pop stars, return to their roots (and the roots of the blues, from the sound of it) on this beautifully hypnotic picking session, which also features ...Read full review
Wango
Released: 1994
Label: Syllart
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Senegal's Maal borrows from reggae, funk, and Tuculeur traditions for his take on international pop. Wango is one of his strongest efforts. ~ J. Poet, Rovi ...Read full review