Baaba Maal's bold and dazzling new album 'Being' is out today March 31, 2023.
The record is a powerful continuation of his pioneering and transcendent work over the past forty years, blending old and new, acoustic and electronic. Extending his productive partnership with producer and multi-instrumentalist Johan Karlberg (Self Esteem, The Very Best, Santigold), his first album since 2016's The Traveller, Being was recorded in Brooklyn, London and Senegal. On 'Being', there are seven scintillating songs in a delightfully jolted balance between dirty, spiny desert blues and intangible electro-spirits, between uplifting vocals and freak out trance. It's about generational debt and conflict, rivers, people watching, seeing new generations of Africans being felt, the impact of technology, remembering dreams, the magic of place , the strangeness of the weather, the feeling of being at home, 'Being', the new album, OUT NOW.