"Introducing" - Daby Balde

Daby Balde
  • artist:Daby Balde
  • release year:2005
  • style(s):Traditional
  • country:Senegal
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc),
  • record posted by:World Music Network
  • label:Introducing


Daby Balde is one of Senegal’s best-kept musical secrets, long celebrated at home and now exploding on to the international scene. His stunning arrangements are based on his Fula traditions from the south of the country and feature the fiddle, accordion and flute alongside the more familiar West African sounds of the kora, acoustic guitar and percussion. With strikingly rich and beautiful melodies, captivating vocals and a repertoire that ranges from euphoric to melancholic, Daby Balde is a West African star on the rise.