Today Alassane stopped by Badou’s place in Fann, where I’ve been staying the last few nights. He’s a native of Tivaouane, near Thiès in Senegal. He’s been singing back-up vocals for numerous Senegalese artists, singing in both Wolof and Pular, and is now releasing his own album, an acoustic  blend of Senegalese mbalax where he tackles his country’s social problems.

Some of his songs are absolutely beautiful, one in particular, Ngatamaré, which talks about Senegalese fighters, gives me goosebumps!