Baaba Maal biography

Baaba Maal

Musical Artist

1953 –

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Who is Baaba Maal?

Baaba Maal is a Senegalese singer and guitarist born in Podor, on the Senegal River. He is well known in Africa and internationally is probably Senegal's most famous musician after Youssou N'Dour. In addition to acoustic guitar, he also plays percussion. He has released several albums, both for independent and major labels. In July 2003, he was made a UNDP Youth Emissary.

Baaba sings primarily in Pulaar and is the foremost promoter of the traditions of the Pulaar-speaking peoples who live on either side of the Senegal River in the ancient Senegalese kingdom of Futa Tooro.

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Born
Nov 12, 1953
Podor
Also known as
  • Baaba Mal
  • Maal, Baaba
  • Baaba Mall
Nationality
  • Senegal
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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