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Baaba Maal

Biography

Worldbeat artist who’s known for his fusions of reggae and salsa as well as for his one “Even now.” He was motivated to learn electric guitar with the blind guitarist Mansour Seck. He’s most widely known for the albums Interest – Resources, Djam Leeli, and Firin’ in Fouta. He grew up within a fisherman’s family members in Podor, Senegal. He was selected to execute the tune “Craving for food” in Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for the 2002 film Dark Hawk Down.

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Full Name Baaba Maal
Date Of Birth November 12, 1953
Place Of Birth Senegal
Profession Reggae Singer
Nationality Senegalese
Children Umar Maal
Movies Baaba Maal: Live at the Royal Festival Hall, 1 Giant Leap, Guelwaar, The Best of the Jammys: Vol. 2, South Africa Freedom Day: Concert on the Square, Essential World Music
Star Sign Scorpio

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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life in a Day2011Documentary "A DAY AT A TIME"
Later with Jools Holland2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Just a Kiss2002performer: "Souka Nayo Thievery Corporation Mix-" / writer: "Souka Nayo Thievery Corporation Mix-" - as B. Maal
Sex and the City2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Why Do Fools Fall in Love1998performer: "Call to Prayer"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Exodus: Gods and Kings2014featured soloist
Black Hawk Down2001featured vocalist
The Last Temptation of Christ1988musician: Senegalese voices

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Railway Journeys1999TV Series documentary 1 episode
Guelwaar1992

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Baaba Maal: Live at the Royal Festival Hall1998Video documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Africa Express2013DocumentaryHimself
The Review Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Later with Jools Holland1992-2009TV SeriesHimself
One Giant Leap 2: What About Me?2008Video documentaryHimself
Best of the Jammys, Volume Two2007VideoHimself
Live Earth2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
HARDtalk Extra2005TV SeriesHimself
South Africa Freedom Day: Concert on the Square2002VideoHimself
1 Giant Leap2002DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself
Baaba Maal: Live at the Royal Festival Hall1998Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The African Rock 'N' Roll Years2006TV Series documentaryHimself

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