Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng

The New Album

West Africa’s most iconic dance-band are back. A decade on from their last album and almost half a century since their formation, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab return with a timeless set of classic, swaying tunes fusing Afro-Cuban rhythms and African tradition in the group’s trademark style.

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Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng receives rave reviews!

August 03, 2017

"As fresh and distinctive as ever" - The Guardian ☆☆☆☆

"Old school Africa at its finest" - The Observer ☆☆☆☆

"The Stones of Senegal" - MOJO ☆☆☆☆

"It's good to have them back" Songlines ☆☆☆☆☆

"Effortless" - Pitchfork 7.5/10

"One of the most sublime dance bands in Africa" - Rolling Stone 

"If there is one thing Orchestra Baobab proves on Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng it’s that they can handle change. It might even make them immortal”Pop Matters


March 31, 2017

"Old-school Africa at its finest" - The Observer ****

The highly anticipated new album from Orchestra Baobab is now available on CD, LP, download and streaming. To buy or listen, click here.

Orchestra Baobab release 'Fayinkounko'.

March 13, 2017

‘Fayinkounko’ is the second single released from Orchestra Baobab’s forthcoming album, Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng. The album will be released by World Circuit Records on 31st March.

You can pre-order the album here.

Another instant classic, ‘Fayinkounko’ is an old Fula song from Guinea brought to the band by Lucy Duran in an old field recording by Jali Nyama Suso. Arranged on the spot in the studio and driven along by Abdoulaye Cissoko’s sparkling kora and Issa Cissoko’s gorgeous tenor sax, this is a seamless performance with outstanding solos and Balla’s effortless singing.

Orchestra Baobab announce their 2017 EU tour dates!

February 22, 2017

“One of the world’s greatest live acts… These Senegalese legends still raise the roof while barely breaking a sweat.” The Guardian ****

The mighty Orchestra Baobab announce their first series of live dates as part of their 2017 European tour to support their new album ‘Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng’, released by World Circuit Records on 31st March.

The 10 piece Afro-Cuban collective will perform in key cities across Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, France and Norway, with more dates still to be announced.

Expect renditions of some of their iconic classics as well as repertoire taken from their new album to deliver “the hottest, most dignified dance music around”.


Orchestra Baobab albums released by World Circuit
63 Orchestra Baobab Pirates Choice

Pirate's Choice

December 05, 1996

The all times classic album of African music from 1982. Orchestra Baobab are masters of the African/Afro-Cuban fusion that dominated Senegal's music scene in the Seventies. A fluid mixture of mellifluous guitar and delicious vocals, "Pirate's Choice" was recorded in 1982 shortly before they disbanded, and released worldwide for the time by World Circuit in 1989. Repackaged with an extra CD of previously unreleased material, the re-release of this essential record in 2001 prompted a full-scale reunion of the band.

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Orchestra Baobab Specialist In All Styles Square

Specialist In All Styles

September 02, 2002

Revitalised by their spectacular 2001 comeback and a highly successful world tour, Senegal's legendary Orchestra Baobab release their first new recordings together for nearly twenty years. Produced by Youssou N'Dour with World Circuit's Nick Gold the album, 'Specialist In All Styles' is driven by an infallible groove, standout vocal performances and - in Barthelemy Attisso - one of Africa's best guitarists. Featuring guest contributions from Cuban superstar Ibrahim Ferrer and N'Dour himself, the album is infused with an infectious sense of enjoyment and a wealth of experience summarised best by its title.

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078 Orchestra Baobab Made In Dakar Square

Made In Dakar

October 15, 2007

Five years on from the GRAMMY nominated 'Specialist in All Styles', Orchestra Baobab returned with 'Made in Dakar', an album that celebrates their roots in one of the world's  most explosive musical cities - which updates their classic mellow sound with a new edge and a new energy for new times.  Beautifully recorded in Dakar's Xippi studios, 'Made in Dakar' builds on Baobab's renewed activity on their home turf, where they undertook their first Dakar club residency in nearly 20 years with hugely successful Saturday night sessions at the Just 4 U club. Combining the gritty lo-fi feel of their early recordings with dynamic new arrangements, this is an album that could only have been Made in Dakar.

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