Baaba Maal Documentary: A Voice for Africa - Griots

  • Baaba Maal, the Senegalese singer, explains to the the BBC's Robin Denselow the importance of the River Senegal to his music, and about the role of griots in West African society in this excerpt from a 2005 documentary.
    Baaba Maal has partnered with charity: water to reissue his critically acclaimed album, The Traveller. All proceeds go towards bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. Download here:
    The reissue exclusively features a new 50-minute documentary of his annual Blues Du Fleuve Festival in Senegal as well as a 12-minute short film featuring Baaba performing acoustically and talking about his involvement with the charity.
    View the full 50 minute documentary, and receive a download of Baaba’s album “The Traveller” with a contribution to charity: water via this link:
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    Category : Senegal Music Videos


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