Made in Dakar

Orchestra Baobab

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Made in Dakar Review

by Charity Stafford

Originally released in Europe in late 2007 and issued in North America the following year, MADE IN DAKAR is the second album by Orchestra Baobab following their 2002 reunion after nearly two decades apart. Evenly split between new material and reworked versions of songs from the band's 1970s heyday as one of the biggest groups in Senegal and leading lights of the burgeoning Afropop scene, MADE IN DAKAR is a danceable, lyrical delight. Highlights include the solid reworkings of old favorites like "Sibam," "Nijaay" and "Cabral."

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