Music from Senegal – Laba Sosseh

Laba Badara Sosseh (* March 12, 1943  in Bathurst, now Banjul, Gambia; † September 20, 2007 in Dakar, Senegal) was a senegambian  salsa musician.

Here is song “Aminata ”

Music from France – Teranga

TERANGA in Senegal means: “The land of welcome, sharing and hospitality.” TERANGA is a show that gathers mentally handicapped musicians – most of them having Downs Syndrome – with professional musicians. They began performing in 2000.

Music from Senegal – Touré Kunda

Touré Kunda is a Senegalese musical group whose 20-year career encompasses recordings in six languages and collaborations with well-known musicians such as Carlos Santana. They have had considerable success in Africa and Europe, and are active in social causes such as Children’s rights and advocates for the homeless. Here is the song “Nidiaye”

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Music from Sweden/Senegal – Sousou & Maher Cissoko

A special song. Sousou and Maher Cissoko are a married music duo from Sweden and Senegal. Their music is a mix of traditional african sounds with european sounds. Listen to their great song “Lita Pa Mig”:

Listen to Jangfata. And here’s their Featured Album “Stockholm-Dakar”

Music from Senegal – Youssou N’dour

Youssou N’Dour, one of my favourite world musicians, is a very popular senegalese singer and percussionist from Dakar. Here’s his song “Xale Bi”, from 2011:

Listen to all his other great songs here

Music from Senegal? – Fitt Band Experience

Updated song:

A great one this afternoon, although I can’t find anything about them. But in their song “Maaro“, Fitt Band Experience, a reggae gruop, are singing about Africa and it’s political leaders(e.g. Thomas Sankara, Lumumba), problems and politics. If you know more about this excellent group, please contact me! And the YouTube video is 2 minutes too long… ;)

Maaro seems to be off, so listen to their song “Lazi”: