charity: water

Baaba Maal is proud to have partnered with charity: water to help bring clean water to communities in the...

Baaba & Mumford - Johannesburg

We are very proud to announce details of a new set of recordings by Mumford & Son and Baaba...

Gilli Men - Official Music Video

The new video for ‘Gilli Men’, off Baaba’s new album – The Traveller – was directed by Nate Campion,...

Baaba’s Fulani Rock - new release and remixes

‘Fulani Rock’ is a high-energy, electronic infused drum-driven tribute to his homeland, written about the Fulani Tribe, which is...

The Traveller - available now

Baaba’s new album is a blend of African roots and more contemporary electronic influences all beautifully woven together at varying...
Charity
charity: water
Discography, Releases
Baaba & Mumford - Johannesburg
Discography
Gilli Men - Official Music Video
Discography, Releases
Baaba’s Fulani Rock - new release and remixes
Discography, Releases
The Traveller - available now
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About

The singer and guitarist belongs to the semi-nomadic Fulani people. He first left his homeland of Fouta, in northern Senegal to perform music hundreds of miles away as a teenage boy scout and he has been a wanderer ever since. “It’s part of my culture,” he says. “The songs travel from village to village, from country to country. It’s something natural to my tribe and this part of Africa.”

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Discography, Releases

The Traveller – available nowFeatured

Baaba’s new album is a blend of African roots and more contemporary electronic influences all beautifully woven together at varying tempos, and carrying different messages for the listener.

‘The Traveller’ opens with the raucous Fulani Rock, underpinned by dark throbbing drums, intricate guitars and Baaba Maal’s distinctive vocal soaring overhead, carrying messages for his people: ‘Language is a weapon. I’m not using it to destroy but to build bridges and bring people together. I am a messenger of the people so everyone’s voice can be heard.

Other standout tracks are the beautiful ‘One Day’ and ‘Gilli Men’, both resplendent with glistening guitars, velvet-sounding tom-toms, soft strings and Baaba Maal’s voice gently echoing against a backdrop of rapturous, layered backing vocals, which tell us to both ‘Pursue your own excellence,’ and ‘Feed your soul’.  Unsurprisingly, for an artist who uses music as a medium to spread important messages to his people and beyond, the album closes with two songs  ‘War’ and ‘Peace.’  Both feature powerful spoken word poetry by Lemn Sissay, official poet of the 2012 Olympics and recently appointed Chancellor of The University of Manchester.

Track listing

1. Fulani Rock
2. Gilli Men
3. One Day
4. Kalaajo
5. Lampenda
6. Traveller
7. Jam Jam
8. War
9. Peace

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Press Quotes

Maal’s voice continue to hypnotise.
– Q

This will knock you halfway around the world.
– Q

A welcome return to form. 8/10
– Uncut

Maal’s journey’s back on track.
– Uncut

A triumphant comeback.****
– Guardian

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Charity

charity: water

Baaba Maal is proud to have partnered with charity: water to help bring clean water to communities in the developing world. You can contribute with the purchase of The Traveller, Baaba’s latest album. By buying it through charity: water, 100% of profits, after credit card fees, will go to help those in need.

As a bonus, you will also be able to exclusively stream Baaba’s 50min documentary and watch an interview where he talks about his passion for the project.

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Discography

Gilli Men – Official Music Video

The new video for ‘Gilli Men’, off Baaba’s new album – The Traveller – was directed by Nate Campion, who commissioned three artists to draw and sculpt Baaba Maal himself. Each had a day to make one piece of art, which was recorded and subsequently edited by Camponi. The video is interspersed with painted dancers, moving to the driving rhythms and drums of the song.

For information on Baaba’s latest album release The Traveller please click here.

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Films

Baaba Maal’s new documentary

Capturing the spectacular sights and sounds of the Blues Du Fleuve cultural festival in northern Senegal, an annual event put together by the West African superstar Baaba Maal, The Traveller is a road trip for the senses, an exploration of cross-cultural discovery and the power of music.

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