Thursday, June 18, 2009

Music of the Week: The Orchestra Baobab

The music of the week this time is the Orchestra Baobab, which was the house band of the Cafe Baobab in Dakar. Their cosmopolitan blend of music and vocals was way ahead and their influence can be heard in the late Talking Heads. It also went directly against the trend towards identity and separatist music that was to become the dominant style. So in part because of the political situation they broke up for a long period but reunited at the turn of the century.

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