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Jimi Mbaye

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          A member of Youssou N'Dour's Super Etoile Band since 1979, Jimi Mbaye (born Mamadou Mbaye) is one of Senegal's most influential guitarists. Often compared to Jimi Hendrix and Robert Johnson, Mbaye has forged a unique blend of traditional Senegalese roots music and American pop and R&B. Recording a solo album, Dakar Heart, with help from Super Etoile Band musicians in 1997, Mbaye showcased his inventive, kora-derived guitar playing and singing in Wolof, English, and French. Billb... Read more

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