Baaba Maal was born in a fisherman family in the north of Senegal, in the city of Podor, along the Senegal river. Today he is one of the main ambassadors of West African music around the world.
The renowned musician will be headlining the 2nd Edition of Koroga Festival at the Aboretum Gardens, in Nairobi, Kenya, on Father’s Day, 15th June, 2014.
Kenyan musicians Chris Adwar and The Villagers Band, Aaron Rimbui, and Eric Wainaina will be setting the stage for Baaba.
Earlier on Tuesday, Baaba shared his excitement for his upcoming Nairobi gig with his Facebook fans:
Baaba’s voice is deeply rooted in the African tradition but is at the same time incredibly modern and original. Baaba has been touring the world with his band for the past three decades and has experimented with different fusions of traditional African music with latin music, pop or blues.
Baaba is also known for his personal commitment for peace and social concerns and his ambassadorship at the United Nations for Development.