Orchestra Baobab have shared a video for ‘Fayinkounkoew’, the second single taken from their recently released album Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng. ‘Fayinkounko’ is an old Fula song from Guinea which the band arranged in the studio. Featuring live footage of performances old and new, the video coincides with the band’s current European tour, with remaining dates in France and Norway. Watch it now.
Ten years removed from the release of Made in Dakar, Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab are ready to issue its follow-up, Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng. The record is dedicated to one of their original vocalists who passed away last November. Recorded in Dakar, the album sees the band “retaining the ripeness of the sound that made Orchestra Baobab a legend”, blending Afro-Cuban rhythms and African tradition. As the press release describes, Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng “is an irresistible mix of velvet harmonies, warm and heartfelt vocals, smoky sax and sweetly shimmering kora and guitar lines, expertly crafted and masterfully delivered with a poise and virtuosity built up over a lifetime”.
Ahead of the album’s release on March 31st via World Circuit Records, Orchestra Baobab are offering the first jubilant taste from it, ‘Foulo’. The track is a rework of ‘Kanoute’, an old Baobab love song. Listen to it below.
To celebrate our fiftieth mixtape, we've turned to a band whose shows are like crazy birthday parties: The Octopus Project. The quartet, based in Austin, Texas, won us over a long time ago with their uniquely fun live shows and their exquisite, diverse and intricate compositions. We're very chuffed to present the splendid selection of tunes they've mixed for us. So loosen your tie, let down your hair and let's celebrate!