Baaba Maal

Baaba Maal is a prolific worldbest singer,guitarist and percussionist from Senegal. He primarily sings in his first language, Pulaar, and combines a menagerie of musical influences.

 

Baaba Maal was on in Podor, on the banks of the Senegal River, on November 12th, 1953. His father was a fisherman and Baaba was expected to follow in his footsteps due to the caste system. However, after befriending bling griot Mansour Seck, Maal was drawn to music. In addition to traditional music of the region, Maal was a fan of R&B, soul and later jazz and blues. After moving to Dakar, he joined the... Read More

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