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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…

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  • This reminds me of the Tropico soundtracks
  • Love it
  • 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.
  • this music is life
  • after a quarter of a century. I have stumbled unto this beautiful group.
  • dope sound
  • "sibou odia!"
  • Hermosos, los amo!!!
  • Extraordinary... :-)
  • 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: http://awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com/2009/05/mapenda-et-le-takander-group-loubess.html

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