Daby Balde,born in 1969 is an awarded Senegalese roots and traditional musician. Listen to his nice song “Boye“:
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 ”
Although there is a war in Mali, their music won’t come too short! Habib Koité is a Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist. He plays the guitar on a pentatonic scale and uses open strings as on a n’goni. Listen to his damn awesome song “Mali Ba”:
Peace for Mali.
Thione Seck, born in 1955, is a great senegalese musician performing mbalax. Here’s his nice song “Bour”:
Habib Koité is a Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist. He plays the guitar on a pentatonic scale and uses open strings as on a n’goni.
His song Batoumambé is a very emotional song, about a women from the Bozo fishing tribe. The Youtube Comment, “Two people from different worlds discover an impossible love, The young Bozo fisherman and the siren of the river. They could neither be seen together, nor marry. From their idyll, a proverb has grown: ‘Not all love ends in marriage’. But love remains strong. The fisherman said: ‘When I touch your breasts, it is not desire. It is out of love for the owner of the breasts. ….(etc.), My dear Battoumanbe, not all love ends in marriage’ .” from AdissJimer is very informing.
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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.
Jobarteh Kunda is Munich-based international band with members from Africa, the Caribbean, the US, Italy and Germany. They formed in 1999 and are known for their world music. Here’s “Maimuna”:
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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Habib Koité (born 1958 in Thiès, Senegal) is a solo singer, songwriter and guitarist. His supporting cast, Bamada, is a super-group of West African talent, including Kélétigui Diabaté playing balafon. Here is his song “Batoumambe”