Made in Dakar

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Orchestra Baobab
Made in Dakar

[ BMG / ADA / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 15 October 2007

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'Made in Dakar' is an album that celebrates the group's roots in one of the world's most explosive musical cities. This recording updates their classic mellow sound with a new edge and a new energy for new times.

Africa's perfect pop group are back! Five years on from the best-selling 'Specialist in All Styles', Orchestra Baobab return with 'Made in Dakar' - an album that celebrates their roots in one of the world's most explosive musical cities. This recording updates their classic mellow sound with a new edge and a new energy for new times.

The personalities of the six lead singers each shine through and the album is drenched with the extraordinary playing of one of Africa's great guitarists, lawyer by day, Barthélemy Attisso. These are iconic songs that have the significance in the Senegalese consciousness that the Buena Vista repertoire has in Cuba or the Great American Songbook in the U.S.

'Made in Dakar' unveils a string of beautifully crafted new songs together with reworked gems from their 20 album discography. It is the latest chapter in one of the world's most heart-warming musical stories - the saga of a group of musicians who have wowed audiences in stadiums, festivals and concert halls around the world, but who have retained the warmth, the spontaneity & essential humanity of the truly local band.

Personnel:
Balla Sidibe - (vocals, timbales, drums), Rudy Gomis - (vocals, maracas, clave), Ndiouga Dieng - (vocals, congas), Medoune Diallo - (vocals), Assane Mboup - (vocals), Barthélemy Attisso - (lead guitar, chef d'orchestre), Latfi Benjeloun - (rhythm guitar), Issa Cissoko - (tenor sax, alto sax), Thierno Koite - (alto sax), Charlie Ndiaye - (bass), Mountaga Koite - (congas, drums)

Special guests: Youssou Ndour - (vocals `Nijaay'), Ibou Konate - (trumpet), Sanou Diouf - (tenor sax 'Beni Baraale'), Baba Nabe - (rhythm guitar 'Beni Baraale'), Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos - (trombone), Thio Mbaye - (sabar drums), Assane Thiam - (tama talking drum)

Tracks:

1. Papa Ndiaye
2. Nijaay
3. Beni Baraale
4. Ami Kita Bay
5. Cabral
6. Sibam
7. Aline
8. Ndéleng Ndéleng
9. Jirim
10. Bikowa
11. Colette