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He is well known in Africa and internationally and is one of Senegal's most famous musicians. In addition to acoustic guitarhe also plays percussion.
He has released several albums, both for independent and major labels. Maal sings primarily in Pulaar  and is the foremost promoter Gidelam - Baaba Maal - Lam Toro citation needed ] of the traditions of the Pulaar-speaking people, who live on either side of the Senegal River in the ancient Senegalese kingdom of Futa Tooro.
Maal was expected to follow in his father's profession and become a fisherman. However, under the influence of his lifelong friend and family gawloblind guitarist Mansour SeckMaal devoted himself to learning music from his Bramblestoke Village - Ari Pulkkinen - Trine (Original Soundtrack) and his school's headmaster.
He went on to study music at the university in Dakar before leaving for postgraduate studies on a scholarship at Beaux-Arts in Paris. After returning from study in Paris, Maal studied traditional music with Mansour Seck and began performing with the band Daande Lenol. Maal's fusions continued into the next decade with his Firin' in Fouta album, which used raggaGidelam - Baaba Maal - Lam Toro and Breton harp music to create a popular sound that launched the careers of Positive Black Soula group of rappers, and also led to the formation of Afro Celt Sound System.
His fusion tendencies continued on 's Nomad Soulwhich featured Brian Eno as one of seven producers. In addition to his various solo releases, he contributed to two tracks, "Bushes" and "Dunya Salam", on the concept album 1 Giant Leap.
Maal's album On the Roada live acoustic album recorded straight from the mixing boards of his shows over a ten-year period, was released in A new studio album, Televisionwas released in He appears on two tracks "Hunger" and "Still" on the Black Hawk Down film soundtrack and performed on the title track of the video game Far Cry 2in addition to helping to create the whole soundtrack for that game.
He appears on a track on the Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly album All of This Yours. Maal sang the track for Kerala Tourism's ad campaign "Your moment is waiting" with music composed by One Giant Leap. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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