If you ask him he’ll tell you his music is Damien Marley meets Neil Young. It seems not many are opposed as Southern African/Italian North Londoner Natty is currently playing a string of sold-out headline UK dates to support his new EP ‘Change’. Check out the remix for the lead single featuring Alborosie, Mic Righteous, Busy Signal and Akala.
These are not just love songs. These are songs that say something about women, all of them by people of African descent. Pop the hood to check out the list and let us know what songs you would add to it.
AOL’s Spinner site recently featured Baaba Maal’s “Dakar Moon” as its video of the day. The acoustic number from Maal’s latest release Television is underscored by images of African street life and nature. www.baabamaal.tv
Baaba Maal’s latest effort Television is a cross cultural, genre-bending enterprise. This version of Maal’s “International” is pretty much, straight-up Percussion 101 African rhythms. It’s fun stuff either way. Check it out below. Discover Simple, Private Sharing at Drop.io www.baabamaal.tv
Finally London steps up to the plate with a fittingly stellar tribute for Africa’s first lady of song. No less than Angelique Kidjo curates a show at the Barbican in memory of the late Miriam Makeba this Saturday 21 November. The line up is a generational mix of legends now and in the making: Veterans Baaba Maal andVusi Mahlasela will share the stage with Barbican first-timers Nigerian pop-soul singer Asa, Guinean singer Sayon Bamba and Ivorian [...]
With over 20 albums, Baaba Maal has made an undeniable impact in music. On his latest project, Television, this Senegalese musician has come together with a variety of world musicians to draw attention to pressing social issues. From environmental protection to women’s rights, Television emphasizes the power of progress through technology. AfriPOP!: Your newest album, Television, is a multilingual and multicultural album. Was that decision more about the music itself, [...]
Senegalese singer Baaba Maal is back with a new sound on his latest album Television The African singer collaborated with NYC-based electro band Brazilian Girls for his 8-song release which is available right now. You can download the first single Television here (right click “save as”) You can also flex your production skills in Baaba Maal’s remix competition. Maal will be choosing the winning remix of his song International to be featured [...]