Tales from the Sahel: An Evening with Baaba Maal
Friday, October 21
Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts, New York NY
Curated by Isabel Soffer/Livesounds.org
"The music they made...was magnificent: hypnotic and galvanizing, uplifting and visceral." - The New York Times
"Baaba Maal is one of the finest singers in the world." - The Guardian
"Simultaneously traditional and contemporary, this is a towering work of art."
- Music Week
One of Africa's reigning stars, Senegal's Baaba Maal is renowned for his skill at mixing traditional music with modern beats and as one of Africa's most influential and thought-provoking spokesman. Baaba Maal's unique and captivating Tales from the Sahel project comes to the United States following a successful March 2011 UK tour. The intimate evening will be comprised of acoustic music with Maal joined by multi-instrumentalist Jim Palmer and his longstanding percussionist Mamadou Sarr and by discussion with renowned music journalist and author Chris Salewicz, who will engage Maal on a variety of personal, social and political issues of the day.