What a band! Senegal's Orchestra Baobab have been going for almost as long as the Rolling Stones. And like the Stones, they still deliver!
I caught up with Orchestra Baobab last night at one of London's loveliest music venues, the Union Chapel (sometimes known as the Congregational cathedral) in Islington. Most of the audience were the same vintage as the band - but they were up and grooving. Just a pity, on such a sweltering evening, that the chapel has no air conditioning.
And yes, they played 'Utrus Horas', the opening track from their classic album, Pirate's' Choice:
And here's Orchestra Baobab playing the same track more than forty years back:
A wonderful evening with a band which has real energy as well as talent and such a great act to see live..
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