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Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band-Folon

Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band-Folon

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Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band
are a contemporary group from Burkina Faso. Coming from Bobo-Dioulasso,
the group is steeped in the Mandingue musical traditions of their
ancestral legacy. The enigmatic lead singer Baba Commandant (Mamadou Sanou)
is an original and eccentric character who is well respected in the
Burkinabé musical community. A sort of punk Faso Dan Fani activist for
traditional Mandingo music, Baba continues to redefine the boundaries
between traditional and modern. In 1981, he joined the Koule Dafourou troupe as a dancer. Later, he embarked on his current musical direction as a singer, first in Dounia and then in the Afromandingo Band. His current band — when he’s not playing with the now-famous Burkinabé musician Victor Démé
— is the Mandingo Band. At present, he is a practitioner of the
Afrobeat style, drawing inspiration from the golden era of Nigerian
music. Fela Kuti/Africa 70 and King Sunny Adé are big influences, as is the legendary Malian growler Moussa Doumbia.
Baba Commandant plays the ngoni, the instrument of the Donso (the
traditional hunters in this region of Burkina Faso and Mali). His
audience comprises multiple generations and strata of Burkinabé society;
he accordingly adapts his repertoire to his surroundings, which range
from cabaret Sundays in Bobo-Dioulasso to the sound systems of
Ouagadougou. Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band are a formidable
force steeped in Ouagadougou’s DIY underground musical culture. Juguya is their sound.

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