Update March 14, 2022: We have goods news for you: Orchestra Baobab were able to find a new date for their Rotterdam show and this will be on August 20, 2022. Previously purchased tickets for this concert will of course remain valid for the new date, ticket buyers will receive an email about this.
West Africa’s most iconic band turns 50 and is embarking on a European tour to celebrate! On August 20, 2022 the band will return to Rotterdam for a concert in LantarenVenster!
At the end of 2020, on the occasion of this unique anniversary, renowned world music label World Circuit released a vinyl reissue of the legendary album Specialist In All Styles, a timeless collection of classical and danceable songs that fuse Afro-Cuban rhythms with traditional African music in the signature style. of the belt.
Revered at home in Senegal as well as around the world, Baobab holds a special place in the history of African music. Their story begins in the 1960s in the heart of the Dakar Medina and stretches across the globe and into the 21st century, with a brilliant collection of musical personalities and a unique blend of Afro-Latin styles, international pop music, West African griot music, and a West African nightclub atmosphere of sweet and lilting rhythms.
“Their mix of styles is still that of an absolute catchiness and the polyphonic vocals, beautiful guitar playing, full of African rhythms with bursts of Western pop, way too exciting.” – Write In Music
Zacharia Koité: vocals, congas | Alpha Dieng, Rudolphe Gomis, Cheikh Ibra: vocals | Thierno Koité: alto sax, tenor sax | Wilfrid Zinsou: trombone | Yahya Fall, Daddy Thioune: guitar | Elhadji Malick Sy: bass | Mamadou Mountaga Koité: drums, timbales | Moussa Sissokho: congas
This concert is brought to you by LantarenVenster, BIRD, Rotown & MOMO Concerts