I’ve promised to post more music from Africa and so today I am posting a track by Orchestra Baobab. This is the title track from their 1993 album “Bamba”. This Stern’s African Classics CD is in fact a re-issue of two vinyl LPs “Mohamadou Bamba” and “Sibou Odia”, originally released in 1980.
The track itself is in honour of Amadou Bamba, a Muslim Sufi religious leader in Senegal who led a pacifist struggle against French colonialism. He was also a renowned and prodigious poet and pamphleteer; writing tracts on meditation, rituals, work, and Qur’anic study.