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Afro Poly-Rhythmo #24 Senegal Showcase

Afro Poly-Rhythmo #24 Senegal Showcase

Playing tracks by

Laba Sosseh, Orchestra Laye Thiam, Le Tropical Jazz, Orchestra Baobab, Xalam and more.

A broad musical sweep through popular Senegalese music of the last 50 years.

Starting with the the Afro-Cuban sounds of the 60s and 70s, then on to the emergence of Mbalax in the late 70s. In the 80s, with the growth of 'World Music' in Western countries some artists were successful in this market, while this century Senegalese youth seemed more interested in creating their own Hip Hop and Rap culture.

Artist include Laba Sosseh, Orchestra Laye Thiam, Le Tropical Jazz, Orchestra Baobab, Xalam, Star Band Number One, Etoile de Dakar, Karantamba, Dieuf-Dieul de Thies, Youssou N'Dour, Toure Kunda, Cheikh Lô, Thione Seck, Daara J Family, Suba Matador and Baaba Maal.

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