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Orchestra Baobab, Specialist in All Styles

Audio CD

Disk ID: 889389

Disk length: 50m 8s (9 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2002

Label: Unknown

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Tracks & Durations

1. Bul Ma Miin 6:02
2. Sutukun 5:32
3. Dee Moo Woor 4:18
4. Jiin Ma Jiin Ma 6:06
5. Ndongoy Daara 5:21
6. On Verra Ca 5:00
7. Hommage a Tonton Ferrer 5:54
8. El Son Te Llama 5:29
9. Gnawoe 6:20

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It's ironic that Youssou N'Dour coproduced Specialist in All Styles. After all, it was the emergence of N'Dour's upbeat mbalax music in the early '80s that hurried the passing of Orchestra Baobab, which had been the most popular band in Senegal for 10 years. Baobab's Afro-Latin blend was unique, but it sounded like fond memory next to the in-your-face mbalax. Following up the reissue in 2002 of the legendary 1982 album Pirates Choice, Baobab has returned to active duty after a 15-year hiatus. Specialist features many of the original members and recaptures the classic sound. The band revives great older Baobab songs like "On Verra Ça" and "Ndongoy Daara," brings in a few folk tunes, and rounds out the album with strong new material. "Homage A Tonton Ferrer" is a rollicking vocal tour de force featuring Cuba's Ibrahim Ferrer and N'Dour. Moreover, the band is tight throughout, with fantastic solos coming from guitarist Barthelemy Attisso and saxophonist Issa Cissoko. --Tad HendricksonThe reissue of Dakar band's 1982 world music classic Pirates Choice (early 2002), was a breakout success in the UK, Europe and the US. So much so, in fact, that the response sparked a reunion, a tour and a return to the studio to record Specialist In All Styles, the group's first new album in 15 years. 9 tracks. Slipcase. World Circuit. 2002.

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Specialist in All Styles

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 50m 8s

Specialist in All Styles

Tracks: 9, Disk length: 50m 24s (+0m 16s)

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