Baaba Maal

Baaba Maal

Senegalese singer
Uniquely talented Senegalese singer, who fused his native roots with the influence of western sounds.
BornJune 13, 1953
HometownPodor, Senegal

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Senegal musician Maal named UN ambassador on desertification

  • Senegalese singer-songwriter Baaba Maal on Monday was named a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification. Maal has long been an activist on climate change and refugees. Since 2003, he has been committed to various development challenges in Africa, working with different U.N. family organizations.


Baaba Maal returns with new album

Senegalese musician Baaba Maal explores his roots with his first album in seven years, "Being;" discusses his solar-powered irrigation project in Senegal, and shares his optimism for Africa's future. (March 30)
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