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On November 24, 2023, the group unveiled the first single of the upcoming new album, taken from this new opus long awaited by their fans. The song is simply called “50 ANS”. The lyrics were penned by drummer Taga Koité, a member of the group from the early days, and it is sung by his son Papino, a new recruit who today shares lead vocals with Alpha Dieng (son of historic deceased singer Ndiouga Dieng!). Composed collectively, the song “50 ANS” perfectly illustrates the group’s ability to reinvent itself through continuity. This first version was recorded mid-september in a single take during an exceptional LIVE session under the dome of the famous KOKO theater in London, a legendary concert hall in the English capital, recently renovated. In an ecstatic atmosphere, the nine Baobab musicians delivered this first new sound, a promising taste of the new album to come. The sublime “50 years” expresses all the talent of the group and what has made its success along the years: a rich and intense rhythmic base, captivating melodic singing, and superb brass arrangements. A successful bet: “50 ANS” is already shaping up to be a great Afro-Cuban classic! “The decades pass but we are still here” seem to say the oldest musicians of the group, like Thierno Koité on saxophone, Moussa Sissokho on congas, Taga Koité on drums or Yahya Fall on rhythm guitar. “Our group is united,” add the youngest. We are united in all our diversity, old or young, yes this group is an institution but we continue on our journey with the same legendary enthusiasm, always joyful, more accomplices than ever! » “50 ANS” pays tribute to the different generations who have made this group’s five magnificent decades of labour and love of music. 2024: The sound of Baobab is indeed intact, a unique blend of Afro-Cuban style, international pop and traditional Griot music. Their creativity is always driven by fabulous melodies, which have made the reputation of Orchestra Baobab!