BEEP discografie entry for Nomad Soul
Nomad Soul
Baaba Maal

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Year: 1998
Categorie: Collaboration
Cover Art Credits:
Producer info:
Simon Emmerson, Paul 'Groucho' Smykle, 
Brain Eno, Howie B, Jon Hassell.
Recording Location info:
Catalog info:
Island / Palm Pictures -- PALMCD 2002
 1.- Souka Nayo (I Will Follow You) 
 2.- Africans Unite (Yolela ) 
 3.- Mbolo
 4.- Cherie
 5.- Fanta
 6.- Guelel
 7.- Douwayra
 8.- Iawa
 9.- Yiriyaro (Percussion Storm)
10.- Koni
11.- Lam Lam

Additional information:
Notes: Brian contributes to one track, Lam Lam, with Jon Hassell 
and Howie B.

Baaba Maal          (vocals, guitar)
Luciano             (vocals)
Assane N'Doye Cisse (guitar, sabar)
Barry Reynolds      (guitar)
Kauwding Cissokho   (kora)
Tania Lo            (saxophone, background vocals)
Baayo Ndiaye        (soprano & tenor saxophones)
Jon Hassell         (trumpet)
Hilaire Chaby Harry (keyboards)
Elhadji Niang       (bass)
Alioune Diouf       (drums)
Bakhane Seck        (percussion, djembe)
Ndongo Mbaye, 
Mabaye Diagne       (percussion, sabar)
Thio Mbaye          (djembe)
Massamba Diop, 
Badara Seck, 
Luis Jardim, 
Groko, Barou Sal    (percussion)
Paul(Groucho)Smykle (programming)
Mansour Seck, 
The Screaming Orphans (background vocals).

Senegalese singer Baaba Maal's latest album is the result of a 
merging of cultures and was a collective effort on the part of several well-known 
British producers (including Brian Eno) as well as a range of musical collaborators. 
NOMAD SOUL is an explosion of joyous sound, with a tendency to emphasize the 
songs' melodies and vocal harmonies rather than their rhythms and beats, 
which Maal keeps understated compared to many African musical traditions. 
A mix of Senegalese and English vocals adds to the sense of multi-cultural exploration; 
'Souka Nayo (I Will Follow You),' has strong Celtic influences, which are more subtle 
on 'Cherie,' and the lovely, acoustic 'Koni.' Maal's breath-taking vocals take center 
stage on one song after another, yet they seem to be energized and held aloft by the 
music and voices of his collaborators.