May 28, 2007

Al-Baal Café introducing...

...Africando!!!

If you haven't heard of one of West-Africa's most popular Salsa groups, then you have certainly missed out...big time. I was introduced to this group in the late 90's by a friend who was working in the Ivory Coast at that time.

Salsa has been popular in Senegal since the 40's and 50's interestingly enough, and the group combines African and Salsa rythms singing in languages like French, Spanish and Wolof. To get their unique sound they mix Cuban musicians with African voices from Benin, Cuba, Haiti and Senegal and the result is a musical fiesta worth celebrating.
Currently playing on ABC: "Senegal" by Africando.

Listen and purchase downloads of the songs here.

4 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

Great music Shaira, thanks for introducing us to great tunes of Al Baal cafe.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

You know me, music from places other than what is mainstream is my hobby! There are so many wonderful songs and voices waiting to be heard in the world.

musicalchef said...

I love Africando! Some of the best salsa comes from Africa.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

A conoisseur!!! I love their song Pepita, have you hear it? Amazing stuff and it certainly in my opinion outdoes a lot of the Latin Salsa music.