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Sonic Gems: Orchestra Baobab – Pirates Choice

Organized in 1970 as a multi-ethnic, multi-national club band, Orchestra Baobab is a primarily Senegalese Afro-Cuban son, wolof and pachanga band.  It capitalized on the craze for Cuban music but more locally grew out of the Congolese soukous style.  This … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Baaba Maal and Mansour Seck – Djam Leelii

Bringing guitar back to its African roots, the music presented here is as pastoral as it is centered as it is mindful of a centered journey through life.  This album of two African guitarists, some percussion and an electric accent … Continue reading

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