Parklife: Orchestra Baobab - Εικόνα

The beloved Parklife concert series presents international artists that cover a wide musical spectrum, creating a unique musical escape at the Great Lawn.

For this season's last Parklife concert, one of the most iconic bands in the history of world music is coming, on Saturday, September 2, to the SNFCC to take us on a journey to the dance rhythms of the African continent. A special live experience with free admission.

Orchestra Baobab
Their epic story begins in the heart of Dakar’s Medina in the 1960s. A band that started their journey with a residency at the lively Baobab Club in Dakar, turned out to be the greatest dance band of the African continent. Adored both at home in Senegal and across the world, the legendary Orchestra Baobab, 52 years after it was founded, stills shares with the world its unique blend of Afro-Latin and Cuban styles, and West African griot music.

They count more than 20 studio albums, among which is one of the greatest world music albums: 1982’s Ken Dou Werente. Their collaboration with artists like Ibrahim Ferrer of Buena Vista Social Club, Cheikh Ibra Fam, Youssou N’Dour and Dave Matthews is simply unforgettable. 

Going through a constant period of reshuffling over the last 20 years, through revised recordings, new releases and monumental concerts, Orchestra Baobab always finds itself reborn (literally, as many of the original members have passed away, with the baton passed to their descendants) and confirms its international status with every appearance.

Opening Set: Teranga Beat

Teranga Beat: 19.30
Orchestra Baobab: 21.00

Saturday 02/09 | 19.30
Free admission

This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). 

See also

Friday 07/07, 21:00

Music Escapades: Nalyssa Green & Melentini


Friday 14/07, 19:30

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