Orchestra Baobab are one of Africa’s great iconic bands, creators of one of the world’s most sublime and truly distinctive pop sounds. Founded in 1970, Orchestra Baobab fused Afro-Cuban rhythm and Portuguese Creole melody with Congolese rumba, high life and a whole gamut of local styles – kickstarting a musical renaissance in their native Senegal, which turned the capital Dakar into one of the most vibrant musical cities in the world. They produced more hits in less than a decade than other bands would in a lifetime. Orchestra Baobab are still very much in business today and are currently working on their new album.

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