Orchestra Baobab + Baloji

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One of Africa’s supergroups, Orchestra Baobab came together in 1970, taking their name from the Dakar night-club where they were resident for most of the following decade. Distinguished from the outset by their multi-ethnic membership, drawing in musicians from all over Senegal as well as Togo and Nigeria, their music was broad and multi-lingual, but with a strong Cuban flavour.

 

Support is Baloji with his band Orchestre De Ka Katuba who mix rap with Congolese rhumba, to create a unique contemporary sound.

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