» » Orchestra Baobab - Made In Dakar

Orchestra Baobab - Made In Dakar mp3 album

Orchestra Baobab - Made In Dakar mp3 album

Orchestra Baobab is a Senegalese band established in 1970 as the house band of the Baobab Club in Dakar. Many of the band's original members had previously played with Star Band de Dakar in the 1960s. Directed by timbalero and vocalist Balla Sidibe, the group features saxophonists Issa Cissoko and Thierno Koité, two singers, two guitarists and a rhythm section with drums, congas and bass guitar.

Recorded at Xippi Studios, Dakar Mixed at Livingston Studios, London Standard jewel case housed in outer slipcover, with 16 page booklet. Label Code: LC 02339. Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 45. Mould SID Code: IFPI 0773.

Orchestra Baobab are West Africa's most iconic dance band. They have sold over half a million records and are now releasing their 4th album with World Circuit. A decade on from their last album and almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab return with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms and African tradition in the group’s trademark style. Featuring the Single.

Drawing from Afro-Cuban music, indigenous traditions, and other styles, the Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab had a great run from 1970 until their breakup in the late ‘80s. The group reformed in 2001 and their 2008 release, Made in Dakar, is delightful. The album presents new tunes and reworkings of older material, but the result is timeless rather than nostalgic.

This album has an average beat per minute of 112 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 78/168 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Made in Dakar. BPM Profile Made in Dakar. Album starts at 130BPM, ends at 140BPM (+10), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Orchestra Baobab. Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng. Specialist in All Styles.

This second effort by Orchestra Baobab Mk. 2 comes in the wake of five years back in business as a working band and is the product of a tighter and brighter unit. Even if they are still leaning quite heavily on old material, it's generally songs that are less familiar to a non-Senegalese audience, often shedding light on their roots and influences. They're also revamped with a more zestful, live-in-the-studio feel, the band is beefed up by extra brass and percussion, and the new compositions are pure, vintage Baobab. The latter closes the album on a slightly unusual note – blending reggae, '70s soul and a dash of boogaloo into something like Senegalese ska. Yes, that is the Buena Vista Social Club's Jesus 'Aguaje' Ramos on trombone, but there’s no falling into the trap of gratuitous celebrity cameos. How could there be when Orchestra Baobab have so many outstanding talents of their own?

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Pape Ndiaye
Adapted By – Assane MboupWritten-By – Laye Mboup*
2 Nijaay
Adapted By – Assane MboupVocals, Adapted By – Youssou Ndour*Written-By – Laye Mboup*
3 Beni Baraale
Rhythm Guitar – Baba NabeTenor Saxophone – Sanou DioufWritten-By – Bembeya Jazz*
4 Ami Kita Bay
Written-By – Rudy Gomis
5 Cabral
Adapted By – Balla Sidibe
6 Sibam
Written-By – Medoune Diallo
7 Aline
Written-By – Balla Sidibe
8 Ndéleng Ndéleng
Adapted By – Assane MboupWritten-By – Thione Seck
9 Jirim
Written-By – Ndouga Dieng*
10 Bikowa
Written-By, Alto Saxophone – Issa Cissoko
11 Colette
Written-By – Barthélemy Attisso, Ndiouga Dieng, Rudy Gomis

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – World Circuit Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – World Circuit Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Studio Xippi
  • Mixed At – Livingston Studios
  • Pressed By – Sonopress Arvato – 52340906


  • Alto Saxophone – Thierno Koite
  • Arranged By – Barthélemy Attisso (tracks: 1 to 9)
  • Artwork – Julian House
  • Bass – Charlie Ndiaye
  • Congas, Drums – Mountaga Koite
  • Drums [Sabar] – Thio Mbaye
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Ndiaga Ndour*
  • Engineer [Assistant], Mixed By – Sonny
  • Lead Guitar, Leader [Chef D'orchestre] – Barthélemy Attisso
  • Liner Notes [Sleevenotes] – Nick Karnofsky
  • Mastered By – Tom Leader
  • Photography By – Christina Jaspars, Miranda Hutton, Youri Lenquette
  • Producer – Nick Gold
  • Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By – Jerry Boys
  • Rhythm Guitar – Latfi Benjeloun
  • Talking Drum [Tama] – Assane Thiam
  • Tenor Saxophone – Issa Cissoko
  • Trombone – Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos*
  • Trumpet – Ibou Konate
  • Vocals – Assane Mboup, Medoune Diallo
  • Vocals, Congas – Ndiouga Dieng
  • Vocals, Maracas, Claves – Rudy Gomis
  • Vocals, Timbales, Drums – Balla Sidibe


Recorded at Xippi Studios, Dakar
Mixed at Livingston Studios, London
Standard jewel case housed in outer slipcover, with 16 page booklet.
℗ & © 2007 World Circuit Ltd.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 69233 00782 7
  • Barcode (String): 769233007827
  • Label Code: LC 02339
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LB 45
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0773
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sonopress Arvato logo] 52340906/WLWCD078 21

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WLWCD 078 Orchestra Baobab Made In Dakar ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) World Circuit WLWCD 078 UK & Europe 2007
PRO 400038 Orchestra Baobab Made In Dakar ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Nonesuch Records PRO 400038 US 2008
433788-2, 433788 Orchestra Baobab Made In Dakar ‎(CD, Album) World Circuit, Nonesuch 433788-2, 433788 UK 2007
433788-2 Orchestra Baobab Made In Dakar ‎(CD, Album) World Circuit, Nonesuch 433788-2 US 2008

Reviews about Orchestra Baobab - Made In Dakar (2):
Throw her heart
It's nice that World Circuit have been reissuing some of the albums from their back catalogue onto vinyl, but I wish that they will give this wonderful LP a proper release!
Made In Dakar (CD, Album, Promo, Card, World Circuit WLWCD078, 2007)

Related to Orchestra Baobab - Made In Dakar albums: