Baaba Maal is back with his much awaited 11th album The Traveller.
The Traveller was recorded in both London and Senegal and was produced by Johan Hugo from The Very Best. The record includes Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons, who met Baaba Maal at his annual music festival “Blues Du Fleuve” in Fouta, Northern Senegal.
The album is a blend of African roots and more contemporary electronic influences all beautifully woven together at varying tempos, and carrying different messages for the listener. The Traveller opens with the raucous Fulani Rock, underpinned by dark throbbing drums, intricate guitars and Baaba Maal’s distinctive vocal soaring overhead, carrying messages for his people.
1. Fulani Rock
2. Gilli Men
3. One Day
7. Jam Jam