Orchestre Baobab is Djimbo Haraka of the oldest and most famous Senegalese bands. Created in to inaugurate the Baobab nightclub, several members were recruited from the Star Bandthe oldest band in Senegal, established in during the independence days.
They all brought their heritage and style and created the distinct Baobab sound. Thione left and established his own band, and his younger brother, Mapenda Secktook his place. Due to the success of the CD re-issues, nearly all original members came together again and performed on Womex in Rotterdam. Those fans who were there, know that they sounded as in the old days! It is!
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It is Bawobab day on the intertubes it seems. Thank you for all these discoveries, and I hope another year of surprises as this one. Happy anniversary — and thanks for the wonderful music!
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We should really give us Orchestre Du Bawobab Bawobab 75 to the host. I hope I am not too late with the wish for a good birthday. Thanks for all the great music.
Thanks for this gem! And others too Congrats! The group's first recodings were released as Orchestre Saf Mounadem on a split album with Orchestre Laye Thiamanother band of ex-Star Band musicians. Attisso is credited as musical director, and singers Balla Sidibe and Medoune Diallo who had stayed with the Star Band a bit longer than the Orchestre Du Bawobab Bawobab 75along with Issa Cissoko are also credited on the cover.
Their first two albums under the name Orchestra Baobab, were recorded at the Baobab Club between andand self-produced by the band. Stevie Culture Hypocrites bear the title Orchestre du Baobab. The band continued to tour throughout Africa, Orchestre Du Bawobab Bawobab 75 their combination of Afro-Cuban music and Senegalese traditions.
Unlike other bands Orchestre Du Bawobab Bawobab 75 the country, they combined the Casamance harmonies and drumming from southern Senegal with melodies from Togo and Morocco to the Wolof tradition from northern Senegal.
He was replaced The Black Keys Brothers Deluxe Ndiouga Diengwho stayed with the band until his own death in Inan year old singer joined the band on recommendation of M'Boup himself: Thione Seckwho later achieved great success as a solo artist when he left the band in Most of the Spanish-language hits by the band Orchestre Du Bawobab Bawobab 75 sung by Medoune Diallo, whose mother tongue was Fula.
Looking for success beyond the African continent, Orchestra Baobab went to Paris in to record new material with producer Abou Sylla. The group lost money on the trip and returned to Senegal. By the end of the s, the band concluded its residency at the Baobab Club, which closed its doors in Their albums Mouhamadou Bamba and Sibou odia extended their success into the new decade, helped by Orchestre Du Bawobab Bawobab 75 hit "Autorail", composed by Medoune Diallo.
Inthey recorded enough material for several cassettes Vol. Among the songs recorded for these sessions was "Utru horas", which was included in the various artists compilation Panorama du Senegal. Although bandleader Balla Sidibe tried to make some changes in the mids by including two female singers in their lineup and getting Rudy Gomis back as lead singer, their popularity had been Orchestre Du Bawobab Bawobab 75 reduced. Their cassette releases did not have the impact of previous albums and in the band effectively broke up.
By the end of the s, world music had become one of the newest trends in the European and American music industry, with albums such as Paul Simon 's Graceland selling millions of copies. This prompted specialized music labels to seek African recordings and reissue them on CD. One of such labels, World Circuitrun from London by Nick Gold, released Orchestra Baobab's sessions in under the title Pirate's Choicea reference to the many bootleg releases of such songs.
Orchestre Du Bawobab Bawobab 75World Circuit reissued the Paris sessions on one CD, and in Stern's Musicanother London-based world music label, released Bambaa compilation of the band's albums. Inthe band's debut album, along with several bonus tracks recorded between andwere released in the Netherlands as N'Wolof. Inthe German label Popular African Music released Roots and Fruita compilation of the band's s recordings.
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