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BAABA MAAL INTERVIEWED (1999): The soul of Senegal

10 Jul 2000  |  3 min read

It opens with a hush of Celtic-sounding voices, all that airy, Eirey ambience so familiar from Enya and the like. But then something peculiar happens. That isn't a guitar coming in there, but something more primitive sounding. Something more ... African? Then a penetrating voice slices across the top, a wail from some place more primal and universal. When Senegalese singer... > Read more