NYC: An Evening with Baaba Maal @ Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts – Oct 21


Next Friday, October 21st, New Yorkers can enjoy a special evening entitled Tales From the Sahel with Baaba Maal. The event will include the Senegalese singer with multi-instrumentalist Jim Palme, his longstanding percussionist Mamadou Sarr, and a discussion led by renowned music journalist and author Chris Salewic.

Event Details
Tales from the Sahel: An Evening with Baaba Maal
Friday, October 21 2011
Show begins at 7:30 PM

Michael Schimmel Center For The Arts
3 Spruce Street
New York, NY 10038

Tickets: $25 – $50
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“International” – New Live Version from Baaba Maal

pic1_smBaaba Maal‘s Television (Palm, 2009) brought a subtle blend of electronic dance elements and timeless traditions of West African music, much as the result of collaboration with New York’s Brazilian Girls, co-producers of the album.

While on his current world tour, Baaba’s song “International” became a crowd favorite as it evolved with new layers and instrumentation. This extended version deviates from the original with its prominent horn section and added rhythms, yet it maintains the high quality of a studio recording.

Baaba Maal – “International (Alternate recording with horns)”
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Baaba Maal Remix Contest

baaba maal coverLegend of the world music scene Baaba Maal released his new album Television this summer. To celebrate the release, Palm and Giant Step are launching a competition to find a new, fresh remix of the album’s high-energy track “International”.

Baaba sees language as an instrument and he searches for different ways to diversify his music- this newest album Television is a collaboration with New York’s Brazilian Girls, who helped him blend West African musical traditions with electronic dance music – the challenge is to keep the spirit of experimentation and fusion alive to create an innovative remix.

So if you’ve got creativity flowing through your veins, and a love of moulding music to make your own, this is the competition for you!

More Info & Streaming Remixes