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Baaba MaalAudio CD
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BAABA MAAL
TELEVISION
Release: 1st June 2009

‘I think the musician’s role is to give advice, to warn people, and to make them aware of what they might not have thought of themselves. We use melodies and harmonies to make songs enter your mind.’

So declares the celebrated Senegalese master-musician Baaba Maal of the songs on Television, his new multi-lingual ... Read more in Amazon's Baaba Maal Store

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  • Audio CD (August 25, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: August 25, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Palm Pictures
  • ASIN: B00265SCO8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,201 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2009 album from the celebrated Senegalese master-musician. With its subtle blending of Electronic Dance elements and West African musical traditions, the record is a groundbreaking successor to 2001's Missing You. Television was produced jointly by Baaba Maal and Barry Reynolds, once the guitarist with the legendary Compass Point Studio Band, and mixed by Jerry Boys. The album was made in London and Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Baaba Maal worked on its eight songs with various musicians, but most specifically in a collaboration throughout the recording with singer Sabina Sciubba and keyboardist Didi Gutman, both members of New York's Brazilian Girls, who blend electronic dance music with a diversity of eclectic styles. Eight tracks. Palm.

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's His Career ... April 21, 2010
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... and his success as a "world music" star speaks for itself, but I for one preferred the musical substance of Baaba Maal's much earlier CDs like 'Lam Toro' and 'Wango' from the 1990s. Then he was firmly engaged with the musical forms and traditions of Senegal, particularly of the Fulani, his own people, whose language he sings. This CD and most of his more recent performances are too generically African 'world beat' for my ears. So my three-star rating is totally personal, just my own taste.

Born in 1953, Baaba Maal has had an interesting life and is entitled to some success by going his own way. He came from a village family of fishermen, not from a griot clan of traditional musicians, but he's not precisely 'self-trained'. His musical education includes formal conservatory studies. He has a lifelong friend, the blind griot Mansour Seck, who has sung on most of his recordings and who still accompanies him on tours. Mansour does little more these days than back-up vocals, but his mere presence adds an aura of humanity and tradition to Baaba Maal's stage performances. These days, Baaba Maal has a decidedly "rock star" stage presence, a bit of Mick Jagger or Bruce Springsteen about him, one moment brimming with enthusiasm but the next frowning with what looks a lot like disdain. He's become a "crowd stirrer" as much as a singer, and likewise his music has become a little monochromatically 'stirring', even when he sings a song with 'softness' implied in the lyrics. Using predominantly 'western' melodic instruments -- electric guitars and electric keyboard -- he has in effect jettisoned the scales and microtones of traditional Muslim African music.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars African Contemporary October 19, 2009
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Having been raises in Africa, I reach back to roots and have a substantial collection of African music. I have to admit that while I enjoy live shows, I'm often not that into full albums and have many I seldom listen too. Not so with this effort from Baaba Maal .... its a wonderful blend of African and contemporary, with a perfect balance between Baaba & Sabina's voices. Tindo Quando is especially haunting. Be warned: You likely won't be able to stop listening!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Baaba Maal - Un milagro! November 8, 2009
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I began listening to a podcast ([...]) of Baaba Maal on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic last week and had to get up out of bed to share it with my husband and son. His music is completely arresting, layered with interesting instrumentation and voices. I downloaded Television and haven't stopped listening to it since. Plan to add every other Baaba Maal album to my collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable a bit poppy January 31, 2014
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Baaba Lets a little Pop Culture sink into the music - but it is still a great recording.. He is always very entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music! August 17, 2013
By Greg
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Baaba Maal is a great world music artist. As soon as i played this CD, i knew it would belong to my list of CDs that i will keep for a lifetime. The music is absolutely magical and i really enjoy the style presented in this specific record. Very heart felt album.
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