orchestra baobab – utru horas

The first track of the classic album, Pirate’s Choice, recorded in Senegal in 1982. Malick Sidibé’s iconic photography graces the album artwork.

The band was Senegalese Afro-Cuban, Son, Wolof and Pachanga. Organized in 1970, as a multi-ethnic, multi-national club band, Orchestra Baobab adapted the then current craze for Cuban Music (growing out of the Congolese Soukous style) in West Africa to Wolof Griot culture and the Mandinga musical traditions of the Casamance.

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