Baaba Maal: Senegalese Musician at the Hollywood Bowl, with Yeasayer and TinariwenHollywood Bowl (2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood, CA 90078)
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Gather up your family and friends, pack up a sumptuous picnic dinner and head to the Hollywood Bowl, where the 24th Annual MARIACHI USA Festival will once again rock the stage. Enjoy a whole night of world-class mariachi music from five of the top groups from the United States and Mexico. This year's festival includes performances from the MARIACHI USA All Starz and the 20-member Ballet Folklorico, as well as a fun sing-along finale, where all 17,000 fans can join in on "El Rey," "Volver, Volver" and "El Son de la Negra," accompanied by a spectacular fireworks show. Learn More
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10 Goldstar Member Reviews
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Written on Jun 23 2010
I enjoyed the groups that performed, except for Yeasayer. I was disappointed that Baaba Maal did not play longer. Last year, Femi Kuti performed for at least an hour, so I was expecting Baaba to play for at least that long.
Written on Jun 22 2010
Despite Baaba Maal performing for less than 1 hour, I was pleasantly surprised by the other groups and really enjoyed the show in general.
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Quotes & Highlights
- “What is Afro-pop? For Baaba Maal, it’s a technotilted band of beatmaking and ecstatic harmonies; for Yeasayer, it’s electroinfused desert disco…each artist at this festival underscores the diversity of the continent’s influence on music today.” --Los Angeles Times
- For more information and song clips from the artists, visit their websites: Baaba Maal; Playing for Change; Yeasayer; Tinariwen; and Fool's Gold.
Baaba Maal --“I think the musician’s role is to give advice, to warn people, and to make them aware of what they might not have thought of themselves. We use melodies and harmonies to make songs enter your mind.” So declares the celebrated Senegalese master-musician Baaba Maal of the songs on Television, his multilingual album, released in June 2009. With its subtle blending of electronic dance elements with the timeless tradition of West African musical traditions, the record is a groundbreaking successor to 2001’s Grammy-nominated Missing You, released the year Baaba closed the South Africa Freedom Mandela Concert in London’s Trafalgar Square and headlined at the Hollywood Bowl.
Playing for Change -- Playing for Change is an extraordinary effort to unite musicians and vocalists from diverse parts of the globe, while at the same time seeking to immerse audiences in a multimedia movement to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. Utilizing innovative mobile audio/video techniques, Playing for Change (PFC) records musicians outdoors in cities and townships worldwide. They’ve travelled from post-Katrina New Orleans to post-apartheid South Africa, from the remote beauty of the Himalayas to the religious diversity of Jerusalem.
Yeasayer -- Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut, All Hour Cymbals (2007), Yeasayer has been around the world and back again. Inspired by musicians hell-bent on sonic experimentation as well as those more comfortable in a pop context, Yeasayer found their domain spanning across the musical spectrum. Studied, road-worn, and eager to begin Phase Two, Yeasayer retreated to upstate New York to begin work on their new album, titled Odd Blood (released February 2, 2010).
Tinariwen -- Tinariwen are guitar-poets from the southern Sahara desert on the World Village label. They are icons of freedom and resistance among their own people, the nomadic Touareg of the Sahara. The word tinariwen is the plural of ténéré, which simply means “desert” in Tamashek, the language of the Touareg.
Fool's Gold -- Fool's Gold is a Los Angeles collective that weaves together western pop aesthetics with African rhythms and melodies. The group started as a side project of two young L.A. musicians, vocalist/bassist Luke Top and lead guitarist Lewis Pesacov, who set out to explore their shared love of various forms of African music (specifically Congolese, Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Malian), Krautrock, and ’80s dance-influenced pop music.