Senegal's Orchestra Baobab in Concert

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hide captionSenegal's Orchestra Baobab, which formed in the 1970s, is experiencing a renaissance.

Youri Lenquette
Senegal's Orchestra Baobab

Senegal's Orchestra Baobab, which formed in the 1970s, is experiencing a renaissance.

Youri Lenquette

A few years ago, the man behind the Buena Vista Social Club, Nick Gold, approached a group of Senegalese musicians he was crazy about — the Orchestra Baobab. In the 1970s and '80s, they were masters of blending African and Cuban dance rhythms. Gold convinced them to get back on the road, and now they're more successful than ever, melding salsa rhythms with African beats on stage at Carnegie Hall.

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