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Orchestra Baobab


Biography:
Birth Place: Dakar, Senegal
Years Active: 1970–1987, 2001–present
Genres: Afro-Cuban-Caribbean Fusion.

Orchestra Baobab is a Senegalese Afro-Cuban, Son, and Pachanga band. Organized in 1970, as a multi-ethnic, multi-national club band, Orchestre Baobab adapted the then current craze for Cuban Music (growing out of the Congolese Soukous style) in West Africa to Wolof Griot culture and the Mandinga musical traditions of the Casamance. One of the dominant African bands of the 1970s, they were overshadowed in the 1980s and broke up, only to reform in 2001 after interest in their recordings grew in Europe.

Albums:

Uzubuzu

La Belle Epoque

Made In Dakar

A Night At Club Baobab

Orchestra Baobab - Classic Titles

African Classics: Orchestra Baobab

8 Heures Par Jour

Specialist In All Styles

Pirates Choice

More Albums


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