Orchestra Baobab: Made in Dakar (World Circuit/Elite)

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Orchestra Baobab: Made in Dakar (World Circuit/Elite)

The reissue six years ago of this Senegalese band's 1982 sessions Pirate's Choice thrust this exceptional outfit into the world music spotlight where it remains to shine and gleam.

They released the equally good Specialists in All Styles five years ago and have played to wide accclaim for their rocking rhumba and laidback late-night styles which come off like the best of Cuban music dipped in palm wine and tickled by the superb guitar playing of Bathelemy Attisso.

But don't discount the seductive charms of the sax section of Issa Cissoko and Thierno Kiote.

For this new album they invite in Youssou N'Dour for the wonderful seven-minute Nijaay and revisited some of the songs from their extensive back-catalogue -- although with six singers of their own they hardly needed the help.

Another thoroughly enjoyable album from one of the continent's finest.

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