Posts Tagged ‘Baaba Maal’

The Very Best Go Clubbing

The Very Best, who perform at Rock & Roll Hotel tonight, won widespread acclaim for its bubbly, bright mesh of Afropop vocals and electro, indie rock and hiphop music on a 2008 mixtape and 2009 debut album The Warm Heart of Africa. Then a UK-based trio including Swedish producer Johan Hugo Karlberg, Malawian vocalist Esau Mwamwaya, [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Double Dagger

You can draw a nuanced line from Double Dagger’s atypical art punk to the fact that two-thirds of the Baltimore band runs a graphic-design studio known for its clean and witty inventions, but really, the first thing you need to know is this: Double Dagger’s visuals are fantastic. That they look like pasty everymen puts [...]

Baaba Maal Discusses His “Tales from the Sahel” Tour

Senegalese singer Baaba Maal’s “Tales from the Sahel” show tonight at the Birchmere should prove to be very different from his last local appearance a year and half ago.   That gig offered his 13-piece band Daande Lenol adapting songs from his 2009 album Television, which featured programmed beats and guest vocals from members of New York band [...]

Tonight: Senegal’s Baaba Maal at Lisner

In the late '80s and throughout the '90s, the Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, who performs with his band at Lisner tonight, was a high-profile name in Afropop.  Then after 2001’s acoustic Missing You effort, he largely disappeared from the public eye, in the U.S. at least. Maal was not sitting at home. During the last [...]