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BAABA'S OPEN LETTER ON MALI
The recent developments in Mali are a cause for concern and in this text Baaba shares his thoughts on the issues facing the country and the potential ramifications throughout Africa.
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BAABA BACK ON THE AFRICA EXPRESS
Baaba will be joining the Africa Express project again this year when he travels across England, Scotland and Wales for a unique musical journey featuring scheduled concerts in Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol and London as well as pop-up performances at railway stations, schools, factories, offices, shopping centres and homes. The tour kicks of September 2nd.
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BAABA AT TEDx HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
Playing his song Baayo, Baaba Maal opened TEDx House of Parliament 2012
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OXFAM ANNOUNCES BAABA MAAL AS ITS NEW GLOBAL AMBASSADOR
In Baaba Maal’s new role as Oxfam Ambassador he urged the world to respond to the food crisis in West and Central Africa before it is too late, having just returned from visiting communities in Senegal.
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BAABA AT TEDXCHANGE
Baaba is in Berlin this month for the TedXChange The Big Picture event which examines the role of the individual i solving the biggest problems the world is facing including climate change, global poverty and the HIV/AIDS crisis.
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TRAGEDY IN SENEGAL - BAABA'S STATEMENT
The unfortunate events that occurred in Senegal are shameful and unacceptable to our collective conscience. For this reason, we condemn the irresponsible actions of all those whose excesses led to the loss of life.
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LES BLUES DU FLEUVE
Le festival ''Les Blues du fleuve'', cet événement culturel et pour le développement à l'initiative de Baaba MAAL se tient cette année du 02 au 04 Décembre 2011 à Podor.
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JOURNEE DE L'HERITAGE CULTUREL
L’artiste Baaba MAAL participe à la célébration de la journée de l’héritage culturel de l’Afrique aux Caraïbes organisée à Trinidad de Tobago à l’initiative du système des Nations Unies.
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BAABA AT THE TED TALKS
The Observer will host TEDxObserver at King's Place, London on 19 March 2011. An inspirational day of talks, performance and films it will feature speakers drawn from a range of disciplines - scientists, actors, philosophers, musicians, neuro-scientists and environmentalists. Designed to challenge, engage and inspire, the 'Festival of Ideas' will include speakers from Britain, America, France and Africa delivering talks ranging from 6 to 18 minutes.
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BAABA PLAYS THE STADE DE FRANCE
Baaba has been invited to perform alongside some of the best African talent at Europe's largest ever African concert. Acts will include Manu Dibango, Fally Ipupa, Salif Keita, Magic System, Oumou Sangaré, Jessy Matador, Meiway, and Petit Pays to name a few and the show will take place on the 11th June 2011.
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BAABA IN AUSTRALIA - GLOBAL CARNIVAL
We are pleased to announce that Baaba will be performing two shows in Australia. He will be playing the main stage at The Global Carnival Festival in Bellingen on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October 2010. This will be Baaba's first appearance in Australia since 2000!! For more information please visit the Festival website below.
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TWEET FOR A TRACK
Calling all Twitter users: For a limited period only you can download a free remix of the Baaba Maal track Tindo by award-winning UK producer Mikey J. To download the free track, simply visit the download page and follow the instructions - the whole process takes less than 2 minutes and this fantastic remix is well worth the effort!!
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BAABA COMMEMORATED AS A UN MDG ENVOY FOR AFRICA
We are proud to announce that Baaba has been awarded a position as a UN envoy for their Millennium Development Goals advocacy program. This coincides with the launch of a new track '8 Goals for Africa' which will be launched tonight at a special event in Alexandra Township in Johannesburg. The track in intended as the UN campaign song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is performed by eight African artists including Eric Wainaina, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Angelique Kidjo and Oliver Mtukudzi, as well as Baaba Maal. It encourages commitment to the achievement of the MDGs - eight internationally-agreed goals to alleviate poverty - and is part of the global UN MDGs campaign in preparation for the world leaders' MDGs New York summit in September. All the artists involved in the track have been invited to perform the song live in Soweto on the afternoon of the FIFA Word Cup final on June 12th.
Baaba had this to say about it: "I am so happy to be involved in the UN's MDG campaign and to share this honour with all the other musicians in this project. It's great that the United Nations has recognised the roll that music and culture can play in promoting positive change in society and to place this trust in us. I am sure it will be a great success and that the song will touch many people."
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TRACK AND THE VIDEO FOR FREE >
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BAABA FEATURED IN THE 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP VIDEO GAME
Baaba's track 'International' features on the new FIFA World Cup South Africa video game which is available now. The game also features tracks by artists such as K'Naan, Basement Jaxx featuring Santigold, Buraka Som Sistema, Nas and Damiam Marley, The Very best and Florence and the Machine, amongst others. The game is currently number 1 in the UK Gaming Charts, number 2 in Europe and number 8 Worldwide.
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BAABA LIVE IN DAKAR
Baaba will be performing in Senegal on May 12 2010 in at the “Concert de la Paix, la Tolérance, et l’Entente”, at the Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium. The show is free and Baaba will be performing alongside Youssou N’Dour, PBS, Ma Sané, Titi, Abdou Guité Seck, Omar Pene, Pape Diouf, Mame Balla, Carlou D, Abou Thioubalo, the Julien Jouga Christian choir and an Islamic music group, DJ Xuman, and MC DJ Boubs.
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NEW TOUR DATE ANNOUNCED
Baaba will be performing at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday June 16th. For more info on this and other US summer dates please visit our tour page.
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BAABA US TOUR PHOTOS
Baaba has been on tour in the USA, Canada and Mexico this month and the shows have been going really well. To see some of the images from the show, please launch the gallery below.
To stay up to date with news, footage and photos, please visit our facebook group or find us on twitter.
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EUROPEAN FESTIVALS - NEW DATES!
We are pleased to announce that Baaba will be performing at a handful of European Festivals this year including several in France, which we have posted on our tour page. Please click below for more info.
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BAABA IN CONVERSATION - NAIROBI
Baaba was very sad not to be able to make it to Kenya for the launch of the Africa Talks Climate event in Kenya, which he was so looking forward to. To find out more, please click below
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BAABA AT BONNAROO
We are pleased to announce that Baaba Maal will be performing at the 2010 Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee. Tickets go on sale today! For more information and for the complete line-up, visit the Bonnaroo website by clicking below.
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BAABA ON ARTE - ONE SHOT NOT
If you missed Baaba on Arte Channel's One Shot Not show, you can catch the performance of Dakar Moon online on the Arte website now.
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FESTIVAL DU BOUT DU MONDE
Baaba has been announced as part of the line-up for this year's Festival Du Bout Du Monde in Saint-Nazaire on August 6th 2010. For more info please visit the link below.
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DAKAR MOON VIDEO
The new video for Dakar Moon is being premiered exclusively on MSN today (only for US viewers though - Sorry!!). For users outside the US, check out the youtube link below!!
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LIVE@RED KIVA - AFRICA CHANNEL

Baaba recorded a great set and interview for Africa Channel's Live@Red Kiva series last year. If you missed it on TV you can watch it online now.
WATCH THE PROGRAM NOW >

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE BAABA MAAL TEAM
2009 been quite a year including a new album release, a European tour, several 'In conversation with' dates across the US and Europe, The Mandela Day show, The Montreux Jazz Festival and an appearance at the Island50 event alongside fellow Island Records veterans U2. To see a great round-up of the year in images, please launch the gallery below.
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BAABA - PLAYING FOR CHANGE
Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. Baaba has been working with them on their forthcoming release. To find out more, please visit the Playing For Change website which includes some great blog entries following Baaba through some recent shows in Senegal.
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BAABA AT THE FADER OPEN BAR
Baaba performed a short set at The FADER's Open Bar in New York City. The footage is now live online and you can watch it by clicking the link below.
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BAABA LIVE IN LONDON - BARBICAN
We are pleased to announce that Baaba Maal will be performing in celebration of South African singer Miriam Makeba who sadly passed away last year. He will performing alongside Angelique Kidjo, Asa, Vusi Mahlasela, Sayon Bamba, Dobet Gnahoré & the South African chorus .
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RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY

Baaba Maal discusses his life and music in this Red Bull Music Academy Fireside Chat. You can hear it online by clicking the link below.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN >
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BAABA - PODOR ASSIKO

The Guardian newspaper have posted a great video on their youtube channel of Baaba performing his new track Podor Assiko.
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BAABA ON NPR'S WORLD CAFE

The World Cafe broadcast, hosted by David Dye, will feature a live session with Baaba Maal as well as an interview. You can catch it on the radio on on Wednesday December 16th 2009. The show can be heard on over 200 stations across the US. For more info on your local station, please see the link below.
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worldwide, fans can connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm EST, here:
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AFRIPOP INTERVIEW

Afripop caught up with Baaba while he was in the US doing his live in conversation dates. The interview covers some of the themes from the album as well as looking at Baaba's take on technology in Africa.
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BAABA ON US RADIO

Baaba Maal was travelling in the US doing live Q&A dates and on his travels he made several stops to do radio performances and interviews. Below are some links to some of these recent features online:
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BAABA AND PAUL MORLEY
Paul Morley's latest piece for the Guardian newspaper features a long extract from a piece he wrote on Baaba and his latest album release Television. The online piece also includes some great footage of Baaba performing in the recording studio.
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BAABA AT FESTIVAL ON THE NIGER
Just announced - Baaba will be performing at the Festival On The Niger alongside Salif keita, Habib koite, Nahawa Doumbia and others. Festival On The Niger is a 5 day multidisciplinary festival taking place between Feb 3rd and Feb 7th 2010. This is the 6th Festival to take place in as many years.s
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BAABA ON KCRW
Baaba was the special guest on KCRW in LA on their 'Morning Becomes Ecletic' show where he performed several tracks including Tindo, Dakar Moon, Koni and Djarabi. Follow the link and scroll down to the Baaba Maal section and click 'listen' to hear the live performances.
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BAABA INTERVIEW ON AOL
Baaba Maal is inviting everyone to Senegal, and AOL/Spinner thinks you should go!! Read the interview with Baaba Maal where he discusses the album and particular tracks in the context of his work with some of the issues facing Africa today.
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BAABA AT MANDELA DAY - AFRICAN WOMAN
Mandela Day have posted some great footage from the event earlier this year at Radio City Music Hall, showing Baaba performing African Woman, accompanied by the Soweto Gospel Choir.
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BAABA AND KILA
At this years Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland, Baaba Maal teamed up with the Gallic Ensemble Kila. Together they performed an impromptu show in one of the smaller tents at the festival. Below are links to some footage of the show itself, as well as a video of them all jamming backstage.
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MAURITANIA SHOWS - APOLOGIES
Baaba Maal expresses his apologies to people in Nouakchott and Nouadhibou. Unfortunately, due to the release of his album in The United States and his commitments to this release, Baaba will not be able to perform as planned in those cities. New dates will be arranged shortly. Watch this space.
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BAABA ON CNN
CNN have done a great feature on Baaba Maal's new album Television including an interview that touches on the themes from the album as a whole.
WATCH THE FEATURE ONLINE >
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BAABA US PRESS
The american press have been getting interested in Baaba Maal in the run-up to the release of the new album. See below for some of the highlights:
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BAABA US RELEASE
Television will be released on August 25th and can be pre-ordered from our US shop. Just click the link below.
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BAABA US TOUR DATES JUST ANNOUNCED
Baaba Maal has just announced his US tour dates for 2010! The tour wil take him to NY, CA and many other cities across the USA.
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BAABA ON AL JAZEERA
Baaba Maal is interviewed in a special One on One feature for Al Jazeera.
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NEW YORK TIMES PODCAST
Baaba Maal features in this week's New York Times music podcast where he is interviewed and performs Tindo from his latest album - Television.
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BAABA US PRESS
As we gear up to the US release of the new album Television, Billboard.com has published their first feature on the album.
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BAABA INTERVIEW AT MANDELA DAY
Baaba speaks about sharing the stage with musicians who influenced him and his message to Nelson Mandela on his birthday.
WATCH THE INTERVIEW ONLINE NOW >
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BAABA AT MONTREUX
Baaba performed this weekend at the Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland. His performance was part of the Chris Blackwell tribute. SEE PICS >
READ A REVIEW OF THE SHOW HERE >
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TOP SPOT - EUROPEAN WORLD MUSIC CHARTS
The new album Television is number 1 in the European World Music charts!
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OXFAM LETTER to G8
Baaba is one of many celebrities to sign an open letter on behalf of Oxfam addresses to the heads of the G8. The letter concerns their policy towards foreign aid. Others to sign the letter include Rahul Bose, Mary Robinson, Jeremy Hobbs, Bill Nighy, Oumou Sangare, Colin Firth, Annie Lennox, Musimbi Kanyoro, Scarlett Johannson, Angelique Kidjo, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Amadou and Mariam, and Bineta Diop.
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BRAZILIAN GIRLS
The new album Television features Sabina and Didi of New-York based electro-pop sensation Brazilian Girls. To find out more about the band, please visit their various online profiles and website by clicking the links below.
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BAABA AT MELTDOWN
Baaba performed a great show at Meltdown this year. The show is being curated by American composer/musician Ornette Coleman and Baaba was joined on-stage by VV Brown, Kano and Bashy. He also perfomed alongside Ornette Coleman on Ornette's Sunday evenig performance.
CLICK HERE TO READ A GREAT REVIEW IN THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH >
CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT IN THE OBSERVER PIECE>
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BAABA INTERVIEW ON THE BBC
Check out the BBC interview with Baaba Maal online now. He discusses his new album and his recent work on issues that affect Africa and the causes he supports.
READ IT NOW >
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NEW REVIEWS
We've been getting more great reviews for the album Television.
DAILY EXPRESS - 4 star review "Sexy, funky and yet immensely warm and inviting, this release is highly recommended." READ >
WORD - Q + A feature READ >
WORD - album review READ >
MUSO'S GUIDE - interview READ >
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TELEVISION REVIEWS
Baaba's latest studio album television has been getting a lot of great press in the run up to the launch on June 1st.
To read more, please visit our press section..
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BAABA'S CELEBRITY PLAYLIST
Baaba has just done a celebrity playlist with iTunes which is on the front page of the iTunes store today.
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BAABA'S SHOW BUILDS SCHOOLS IN SENEGAL
In April 2009 Baaba performed a charity show at Mantes-La-Jolie. The show raised enough money to build 3 schools in Senegal so thank you to everyone who joined in and participated in helping the funds get raised.
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BAABA ON THE GUARDIAN PODCAST
This week The Guardian podcast features an interview with Baaba as well as a live performance of Tindo. Baaba's segment starts at 29 minutes.
HEAR THE PODCAST ONLINE >
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BAABA INTERVIEWS ONLINE
Baaba has been busy promoting his new album Television. Here are a few of the most recent interviews.
THE MUSIC FIX INTERVIEW >
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BAABA'S NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL
We're just launched the Baaba Maal youtube channel. Pay us a visit to see loads of backstage interviews, live show footage and sneak previews of the new music video for Television.
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BAABA ON BBC RADIO
If you missed Baaba on the BBC radio show The Strand you can catch it again on the BBC iPlayer online now.
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FLY GLOBAL MUSIC PODCAST
Fly Global Music has featured Baaba Maal on their latest podcast. They are also giving away a pair of tickets to the album launch event on June 1st in London.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE AND LINK TO THE PODCAST >
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BAABA ON JOOLS HOLLAND LATER LIVE
Baaba performed on Jools Hollands' tuesday night show Later Live. He performed the track Dakar Moon. He will also be on Later with Jools Holland on Friday night playing International and Tindo from the new album.
TO WATCH LATER LIVE ON THE IPLAYER >
We caught up with Baaba Maal backstage at the show. WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW HERE >
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MANTES LA JOLIE REVIEW
"La tradition a été respectée. Baaba Maal a ravi le public de Mantes la jolie où il se produisait le 25 avril dernier au profit de l’association « Séhilaabé Daandé-Lénol » du nom de sa formation musicale. Le roi du Yéla et ses musiciens sont apparus au meilleur de leur forme, livrant ainsi un spectacle de haute qualité, riche en mélodies et en surprises."
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NEW PRESS FROM SENEGAL
Baaba has been busy in Senegal, check out some of the press below:
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BAABA DESERT ISLAND DISCS
Baaba has been invited onto Desert Island Discs - the long-standing BBC Radio4 show presented by Kirsty Young. Baaba's selection and interview will be broadcast on Sunday 15th March at 11.15am and again on Friday 20th March at 9.02am.
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BAABA ON THE FAR CRY 2 SOUNDTRACK
Baaba Maal has provided vocals for the soundtrack of the new hit video game Far Cry II, out now. The game was developed by Ubisoft for XBOX, PC and PS3. The soundtrack has already been noticed by gamers and industry boffins and is getting some great feedback all around.
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WOMEN OF THE WORLD
WOW
Baaba Maal will be performing alongside a host of icons and exciting new talent at this colourful highlight of the WOW festival. Experience a celebration of the female voice with a diverse line-up that includes rising pop star V V Brown, Mercury Prize-winner Speech Debelle, newcomer West African singer Annie-Flore Batchiellilys, Missouri-born Krystle Warren accompanied by a specially commissioned six-piece band, including Compass Point Allstars veteran guitarist Barry Reynolds, Brazilian Girls keyboardist Didi Gutman, percussionists Jim Palmer and Mamadou Sarr, drummer Aliou Diouf, and bassist Mbara Cisse. Vocalist, TV chef and broadcaster Andrea Oliver will co-host the evening with Baaba Maal.
MORE INFO >
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FESTIVAL LES BLUES DU FLEUVE
Festival Les Blues du Fleuve
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US SUMMER TOUR BLOG

We invited musician Jim Palmer to create his own video blog for Baaba's recent US summer tour and we couldn't be happier with the results: live footage, stage invasions, backstage antics, interviews and much more besides, this series of videos provides some great insight into life on the road with Baaba and the band.
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BAABA AT THE 2010 GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE CEREMONY

While on tour in the US in April, Baaba made a stop in San Francisco to attend the Goldman Environmental Awards Ceremony at the War Memorial Opera House where he was the featured performer for the event. This video shows him doing great live versions of Tindo and Television from his latest album as well as Djarabi. Please note: the volume on the recording is very low so make sure you turn your volume right up!
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BAABA AT THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL

On April 28th Baaba attended and performed at the 2010 Atlantic Council Awards Dinner in Washington DC. He was invited by Bono's advocacy organisation - One - and joined many notable guests including President Bill Clinton, Josef Ackerman, Jim Mattis, Stéphane Abrial and Bono himself, who was the recipient of an award for his humanitarian leadership.
Baaba performed Baayo and was followed on-stage by President Bill Clinton, who had just presented Baaba with a gift back-stage - a photo from the time he visited Senegal and was presented with a goat!
Baaba said this about the event:
"I want to congratulate all the winners of the 2010 Atlantic Council for their awards last night especially my friend Bono and President Bill Clinton who by the way gave me a great photograph of his first visit to Senegal. President Clinton has worked hard for Africa for a long time. In March Bono and the One organisation made a trip to Africa to visit several countries. It was the right thing to do at this time and involve African people to collaborate with them in Bono's fight for justice. All people should be equal."
VISIT THE ONE WEBSITE >
SEE SOME IMAGES FROM THE EVENT >
IMAGES FROM THE U2.COM BLOG >

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BAABA IN COPENHAGEN
AFRICA TALKS CIMATE

In December 2009, Baaba attended the Climate Change summit in Copenhagen as the climate change ambassador for the Africa Talks Climate initiative - a ground-breaking research and communication initiative that explores the views of African citizens on climate change.
While he was there he introduced "The Greatest Youth Debate on Earth", a special edition of the BBC World Service's flagship interactive news programme World Have Your Say, featuring a panel discussion with young people from around the world.
AFRICA TALKS CLIMATE RELEASE >
SOME PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT >
Baaba also participated in a 'in coversation with' event hosted by BBC journalist Stephen Sackur, in which he discussed how culture can combat climate change.
ONE BLOG INTERVIEW >
READ THE RELEASE >
INFORMATION IS KEY - A REPORT >
BBC WORLD SERVICE FEATURE >
BAABA TALKS TO JON SNOW AND WANGARI MAATHAI >
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BLUES DU FLEUVE

Baaba performed at The Blues Du Fleuve festival in Senegal in December 2009. Images and footage coming soon so watch this space!!
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TELEVISION IN THE PRESS

Baaba Maal's latest studio release - Television - has been name-checked in several of this years 'best of' round-ups. See the list below.
WORLD MUSIC CHARTS EUROPE >JOHN DIIBERTO'S TOP PICKS >
SAM DUCKWORTH'S ALBUMS OF THE DECADE >
KALW BEST OF 2009 >
fROOTS ALBUMS OF THE YEAR >

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NEW EP RELEASE
REMIX

The International EP featuring remixes by John Leckie, Paul 'Groucho' Smykle and DJ Blackhole.
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NEW PROJECT LAUNCHED
yourmediaisthefuture

YOURMEDIAISTHEFUTURE.TV is an online interactive art piece that maps out global media consumption by time and location. Users are invited to submit screenshots of their television, computer or PDA monitors to the database which is then displayed across a world map to create an ever-chaging visual depicting trends in media viewing across the globe, throughout the different hours of the day.
CLICK HERE TO GET INVOLVED >

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JIM PALMER OPENING FOR BAABA

We are pleased to announce that Jim Palmer, who you might have seen playing percussion in Baaba's band over the last year, will be the supporting artist for Baaba's October dates. He will be playing tracks off his new EP Remember Makes You.
Check out his website now to hear the tracks (including Miya Miya featuring vocals by Baaba Maal) and buy it now.
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BAABA'S NEW MUSIC VIDEO

The video for Baaba Maal's new track Television is now online. Check it out on our brand new Youtube channel.
WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE >

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BAABA AND U2

Baaba was performing at the Island50 show last night (alongside Yusuf Islam - formerly Cat Stevens) - when he was joined onstage by surprise special guest stars U2. The band played an acoustic set with Baaba Maal and guitarist Barry Reynolds. They performed One which seguayed into the classic Marley track One Love.
For more images see urbanimage.tv
READ ABOUT IT ON NME.COM>
WATCH SOME FOOTAGE FROM THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE >

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BAABA ON CNN
Baaba Maal will be the focus of CNN's series African Voices this Saturday 16th May at 12:30 & 1930 BST / Sunday 17th May at 18:00 BST. In the show he talks about music, the rhythm of life and his work away from the studio. The show will also feature a sneak preview of the new video for Television so look out for that!!
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE >
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BAABAS SURPRISE APPEARANCE
Baaba made an impromptu appearance at Cargo in London on Jan 29th during the live set by his fellow Africa Express performers Tony Allen and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. They were also joined by Natty and Damon Albarn.
READ THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW >
READ SPOONFED.CO.UK REVIEW >
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LIVE FOOTAGE
Thanks to Red Bull Music Academy Radio for this great video of Baaba's appearance at Cargo alongside the legendary Tony Allen and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
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ELECTRIC PROMS
As part of the Electric Proms, The BBC have created a short film about the Africa Express trip to Lagos earlier this year. You can watch the video in 2 chapters by clicking the links below.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH ONLINE >
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BAABA AT KOKOS
africa express
Africa Express, the critically acclaimed live musical project put together by Damon Albarn, played a fantastic show at Kokos on Wednesday night. Baaba Maal opened the show and performed alongside Damon, The Magic Numbers, Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Hipnotic Brass Ensemble, Darra J, Scratch from The Roots and Sam Duckworth from Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly amongst countless other musicians and performers. The whole thing was broadcast live by the BBC Electric Proms on Radio1 and Digital TV.
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KAOUDING CISSOKO
Kora revolution - kaouding Cissoko
The late great Kora player Kaouding Cissoko's brilliant album Kora Revolution has been rereleased and features vocals from Baaba Maal.
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BAABA WINS THE GOLDEN DJEMBE AWARD
Baaba Maal and the acoustic section of his orchestra, Dande Lenol, received "the Golden Djembé Award for African Integration", this weekend in Conakry. Baaba Maal received his award from the Guinean Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Aly Gilbert Ifono during the 9th edition of "the Golden Djembé Award Ceremony", a ceremony which sees the best Guinean musicians presented with awards, every year. Fallou Dieng (2007) and Pape Malick Samb AKA Pape Thiopett (2006) have also won the Golden Djembé Award during their career.
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