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West Africa’s most iconic band, steeped in Afro-Cuban traditions, rightfully take their place in London’s Latin Music Festival. Almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab has returned with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes in the group’s trademark style. Expect some special surprises.

Responsible for some of the world’s most sublime and truly distinctive music, Orchestra Baobab fuse Afro-Cuban rhythm and Portuguese Creole melody with Congolese rumba and high life, which back at their inception in 1970 kick-started a musical renaissance in their native Senegal, turning the capital, Dakar, into one of the world’s most vibrant musical cities. Over the next decade the group dominated the local scene and produced countless hits before disbanding in the mid-80s, but it was their neglected 1982 album, Ken Dou Werente – which included many of their most famous songs, ‘Coumba’, ‘Ledi Njemme Mbodj’ and ‘Utru Horas’ – that became a cult classic, re-released to huge acclaim by World Circuit Records in 1989 under the title Pirate’s Choice.

‘Old-school Africa at its finest.’ The Observer

‘One of the world’s greatest live acts.’ The Guardian

Orchestra Baobab / La Linea 18 / Barbican Centre 27 AprilApr 27, 7:00pmBarbican CentreWest Africa’s most iconic band, steeped in Afro-Cuban traditions, rightfully take their place in London’s Latin Music Festival. Almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab has returned with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes in the group’s trademark style. Expect some special surprises.

Responsible for some of the world’s most sublime and truly distinctive music, Orchestra Baobab fuse Afro-Cuban rhythm and Portuguese Creole melody with Congolese rumba and high life, which back at their inception in 1970 kick-started a musical renaissance in their native Senegal, turning the capital, Dakar, into one of the world’s most vibrant musical cities. Over the next decade the group dominated the local scene and produced countless hits before disbanding in the mid-80s, but it was their neglected 1982 album, Ken Dou Werente – which included many of their most famous songs, ‘Coumba’, ‘Ledi Njemme Mbodj’ and ‘Utru Horas’ – that became a cult classic, re-released to huge acclaim by World Circuit Records in 1989 under the title Pirate’s Choice.

‘Old-school Africa at its finest.’ The Observer

‘One of the world’s greatest live acts.’ The Guardian
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Orchestra Baobab / La Linea 18 / Barbican Centre 27 April

 

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Fiona Becker one for the diary

Please come to Israel

Sabeela Sophie

I'd love to see them again, but I'm sure the current administration is screwing with visas from African musicians again.

Any USA shows in the works??

Amy Kelly, Eduardo Emanuel Molina, do you remember seeing these guys at WOMAD? They were ace. Fancy going? X

Magic band 😉

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2018 USA TOUR!

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Bonne chance et bonne continuation.

A Classic!

Plus de succès et bonne chance santé longue vie

Merci futur toumbiste

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Orchestra Baobab / La Linea 18 / Barbican Centre 27 April

Orchestra Baobab / La Linea 18 / Barbican Centre 27 April

Apr 27, 7:00pm - Apr 27, 11:00pm

Barbican Centre
Barbican Centre, Silk Street
London,  EC2Y 8DS Map

West Africa’s most iconic band, steeped in Afro-Cuban traditions, rightfully take their place in London’s Latin Music Festival. Almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab has returned with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes in the group’s trademark style. Expect some special surprises.

Responsible for some of the world’s most sublime and truly distinctive music, Orchestra Baobab fuse Afro-Cuban rhythm and Portuguese Creole melody with Congolese rumba and high life, which back at their inception in 1970 kick-started a musical renaissance in their native Senegal, turning the capital, Dakar, into one of the world’s most vibrant musical cities. Over the next decade the group dominated the local scene and produced countless hits before disbanding in the mid-80s, but it was their neglected 1982 album, Ken Dou Werente – which included many of their most famous songs, ‘Coumba’, ‘Ledi Njemme Mbodj’ and ‘Utru Horas’ – that became a cult classic, re-released to huge acclaim by World Circuit Records in 1989 under the title Pirate’s Choice.

‘Old-school Africa at its finest.’ The Observer

‘One of the world’s greatest live acts.’ The Guardian
... See MoreSee Less

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