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Gut, dich zu sehen Hamburg! Danke Elbphilharmonie Hamburg 🎶🎷

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Orchestra Baobab brought the uplifting sounds of Africa to the Elbphilharmonie last weekend. Watch the full-length recap of their concert: bit.ly/ElphieOrchestraBaobab
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Still have the CD you gave me years ago.. Love it

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Thank you for the great reviews of Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng Observer New Review, MOJO, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Guardian & Songlines! ... See MoreSee Less

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Je l'écoutais ce matin en allant au taff... toujours super fan de Baobab.. Dakaru n'diaye

Julio

Loving it!

Easily in my top 5 all time bands.

Rhiannon

Merci d'être passé à Paris !!!

Quel est le nom de ce son svp ? Il me rappelle tant mon pays...

Can't wait for the California tour!!!!

Bernard

Me love ur music..love & respect out of frankfurt germany...bless

LE GRAND NDIOUGA QUE L'ACCEUIL DANS SON PARADIS

Stasiek Czaplicki Cabezas

Antonio Bela MacQuillan

Merci pour Sète ! ✨✨✨

すばらし

Viviane Mouza

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Orchestra Baobab / 30 October / Koko London

Orchestra Baobab / 30 October / Koko London

Oct 30, 7:00pm - Oct 30, 11:00pm

KOKO London
1A Camden High Street, Camden
London,  NW1 0 Map

Please note, this event is 16+

West Africa’s most iconic dance-band are back. Almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab has returned with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes in the group’s trademark style.

Orchestra Baobab has just released Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng (World Circuit), dedicated to one of the band's original vocalists who sadly died in November 2016. His songs continue to be sung in the band by his son Alpha. The new album is fresh and yet reassuringly familiar, retaining the ripeness of the sound that made Orchestra Baobab a legend, but interpreted with vigour and vibrancy, and with a few twists that are vital and captivating.

Responsible for some of the world’s most sublime and truly distinctive music, Orchestra Baobab fuse Afro-Cuban rhythm and Portuguese Creole melody with Congolese rumba and high life, which back at their inception in 1970 kick-started a musical renaissance in their native Senegal, turning the capital, Dakar, into one of the world’s most vibrant musical cities. Over the next decade the group dominated the local scene and produced countless hits before disbanding in the mid-80s, but it was their neglected 1982 album, Ken Dou Werente – which included many of their most famous songs, ‘Coumba’, ‘Ledi Njemme Mbodj’ and ‘Utru Horas’ – that became a cult classic, re-released to huge acclaim by World Circuit Records in 1989 under the title Pirate’s Choice.

The band reformed in 2001 with encouragement from Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour and the following year released Specialist in All Styles, their first album in nearly 20 years. In 2007 they released Made in Dakar.

'Old-school Africa at its finest.' The Observer

'One of the world’s greatest live acts.' The Guardian

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Orchestra Baobab / Gorilla

Orchestra Baobab / Gorilla

Oct 31, 7:00pm - Oct 31, 10:00pm

Gorilla
Gorilla. Arch 54/56 Whitworth Street West
Manchester,  M1 6 Map

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West Africa’s most iconic dance-band are back. A decade on from their last album and almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab return with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms and African tradition in the group’s trademark style.

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