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orchestra baobab

Recorded in 1982 and rereleased in 2001, 'Pirate's Choice' is the legendary album by Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab, the resident band of night club Baobab in Dakar throughout the '70s.

Their music has been called Afro-Cuban-Caribbean fusion, which at least sums up some of their influences. Songs in both French and Spanish as wells as Wolof provide frameworks for extended jamming and some of the most mellow guitar solos ever.

Orchestra Baobab - Pirate's Choice

Highly recommended!

Also: the album's rerelease sparked a reunion of the band and a new album: 'Specialist in all Styles'.



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