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Orchestre Baobab is a Senegalese band formed in 1970 in Dakar, Senegal as a multi-ethnic, multi-national club band.

Put together by saxophonist Baro N'Diaye, original members included singers Balla Sidibe, Rudy Gomis, and Laye Mboup; guitarists Barthelemy Attisso and Latfi Ben Geloune; bassist Charlie N’Diaye; drummer Mountaga Koite; and saxophonist Issa Cissokho. Ndiouga Dieng and Medoune Diallo sometimes sat in with the band, and personnel changed frequently. Later, singer Thione Seck and his younger brother Mapenda Seck joined the… read more

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  • Avatar for Delty1
    This reminds me of the Tropico soundtracks
  • Avatar for jessyrocker
    Love it
  • Avatar for Hallshaster
    I readlly, readlly love this band. I readlly wish I could understand what they were saying. Not knowing the snative tongue of others' have gotten me into a whoooole lot of trouble in the past. Like this one time wshen I was in Gernany and I tried to tell the policse officer to go fuck himself and sure z enough he had no idea what I was saying and I didn't even get thrown in jail. I reallky needed shelter that night and lost some of my flngers through frostbte.
  • Avatar for Sentenzia22
    this music is life
  • Avatar for Mokami
    after a quarter of a century. I have stumbled unto this beautiful group.
  • Avatar for Helxor
    dope sound
  • Avatar for jakobdorof
    "sibou odia!"
  • Avatar for alrm20
    Hermosos, los amo!!!
  • Avatar for woca
    Extraordinary... :-)
  • Avatar for akzincke
    The blog Awesome Tapes from Africa has a frankly awesome tape up of Mapenda Seck's band - Mapenda et le Takander Group. Deserves more listens:

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