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Baaba Maal

Kirsty Young's castaway is musician Baaba Maal.

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the musician Baaba Maal. He's among the best known African artists in the West, performing at events as diverse as the Glastonbury Festival and the Proms. Born in Senegal, music was always part of his life, but was not seen as a possible career option. Yet through his singing he has gained an incredible international profile - he represents the UN's development programme on HIV, is an ambassador for Nelson Mandela's 46664 campaign and champions the right of African communities to be involved in the aid projects which are intended to benefit them.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: So What by Miles Davis
Book: Coups de Pilon by David Diop
Alternative to Bible: Koran
Luxury: Guitar.

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 20 Mar 2009 09:00

Music Played

  • Orchestra Baobab, Ndiouga Dieng


    • Orchestra Baobab: Bamba.
    • Stern's Africa.
  • Burning Spear


    • Burning Spear: Reggae Greats.
    • Mango.
  • Otis Redding


    • Otis Redding Story.
    • Atlantic.
  • Bébé Manga


    • Golden Afrique Vol.1.
    • Network.
  • Johnny Hallyday

    Noir C'est Noir

    • Johnny Hallyday: No. 9.
    • Philips.
  • Kaouding Cissoko


    • Kora Revolution.
    • Palm Pictures.
  • Miles Davis

    So What

    • Kind Of Blue.
    • Columbia.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Bob Marley & The Wailers

      One Love / People Get Ready

      • Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
      • Tuff Gong.
  • Book Choice

    • Coups de Pilon - David Diop

  • Luxury Choice

    • Guitar


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Baaba Maal


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