Baaba Maal – The Traveller

Baaba Maal – The Traveller

Baaba Maal – The Traveller

Senegals’ most famous musician and a giant of contemporary African pop music in general, Baaba Maal releases his first studio album since 2009’s Television. The Traveller features packaging by Stylorouge – including a gatefold 12 inch vinyl sleeve in all its glory… A generous and popular collaborator, Baaba has recently been the guest host at the South bank’s Africa Utopia festival.  We wanted to present Baaba as a ‘traveller’ in many senses – geographic, history and spiritual. Illinois-based artist Matt Manley was commissioned to create the wraparound front and back illustration, and a press photoshoot was undertaken on location at The Royal Festival Hall by Rob O’Connor. The album was released by Island Trading in December

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