Baaba Maal

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Baaba Maal review – Senegalese superstar goes back to basics
Armed with just his acoustic guitar, the singer reminded us what a remarkable musician he is

Robin Denselow

01, May, 2018 @11:10 AM

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New Order, James Blake and more reviewed – Saturday's music at Glastonbury 2016
From Anna Meredith in the morning to New Order at night, our writers were out and about yesterday scouring Glastonbury for the best music

Caspar Llewellyn Smith, Michael Hann, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Kate Hutchinson, Gwilym Mumford and Harriet Gibsone

26, Jun, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Baaba Maal review – brilliant, annoying but always unexpected
Showcasing his first new album in seven years, the Sengalese superstar was on impressive, if occasionally frustrating, form

Robin Denselow

21, Jan, 2016 @12:24 PM

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Baaba Maal: The Traveller review – compelling fusions
The Senegalese superstar travels in all directions on his 11th studio album

Kitty Empire

17, Jan, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Top 10 picks of Celtic Connections 2016
From James Robertson to Baaba Maal, John Grant to Lau, here are 10 must-see concerts at Glasgow’s festival of roots music

Kate Molleson

14, Jan, 2016 @1:07 PM

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Senegal: a trip to Baaba Maal's music festival
Kevin Perry joins thousands of fans from West Africa as they flock to the Blues du Fleuve festival in Podor, the singer’s hometown

Kevin Perry

03, Jan, 2016 @6:00 AM

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The BBC's God Only Knows cover – every performance reviewed and rated
The BBC’s new promo clip was unveiled on Wednesday night. But who brought the starpower? Who fell flat? And was the BBC taking the mickey out of Chris Martin?

Michael Hann

08, Oct, 2014 @11:57 AM

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Africa Express in Marseille - review

The music collective rolled into town with performances from Bassekou Kouyate, Jupiter Bokondji and Damon Albarn, among many others, who kept the crowd going all night

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

24, Oct, 2013 @2:26 PM

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Zimbabwe: Harare arts festival offers upbeat image of a country in turmoil
Musicians mingle with poets and authors in Zimbabwe's capital for event dubbed the 'Glastonbury of southern Africa'

David Smith in Harare

09, May, 2013 @1:41 PM

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Sister Fa: African rapper with a cause
Kate Mossman meets the Senegalese rapper who has become one of the world's leading campaigners against female genital mutilation

Kate Mossman

16, Feb, 2013 @6:52 PM

Africa Express: Paul McCartney and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage part two - video

The Africa Express tour, featuring over 80 musicians including Damon Albarn and Baaba Maal, finished its epic tour of the UK by train with a gig at Granary Square in King's Cross in London. Among the special guests on the night was Sir Paul McCartney, who joined the collective to play two old Wings songs – and you can see footage here in this exclusive film

Renaud Barret and Florent de La Tullaye

15, Sep, 2012 @11:00 AM

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Africa Express – review

It's not every day Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal, Tony Allen, Carl Barât, Rokia Traoré and Joy Division's Peter Hook play a gig together, writes Caspar Llewellyn Smith

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

06, Sep, 2012 @10:36 AM

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