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Baaba Maal: Baayo (Mango) ***

John McCready, Select, June 1991

BAABA MAAL is best known in Africa as an exponent of Senegalese folk music, which he plays on guitar, fora and riti. Something of a musical historian, he has travelled the country collecting old worksongs.

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