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2020 marked the 50th anniversary of one of Africa’s greatest bands, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab.

Adored both at home in Senegal and across the world, Baobab occupy a special place in the history of African music. Their epic story begins in the heart of Dakar’s Medina in the 1960s and extends across the world and into the 21st century, featuring a brilliant assembly of diverse musical personalities and encompassing a unique blend of Afro-Latin styles, international pop, West African griot music, and an after-dark West African nightclub ambience of lilting, mellifluous rhythms. 

To celebrate this remarkable milestone, the band has announced the issue of their landmark 2002 reunion album 'Specialist In All Styles' for the first time ever on vinyl. Alongside this comes a previously unseen video from the archive – a performance of ‘Jiin Ma Jiin Ma’ from their 2015 show at Jazz à Vienne Festival in France. 

Expect a combination of pop, soul, Afro-Latin and traditional music from a band whose popularity has taken them around the world over the past half century.

Note: This is the show postponed from Wednesday 2 March. All tickets remain valid for the new date.

Presented by AGMP

 

Orchestra Baobab