Baaba Maal is a renowned Senegalese singer who also plays acoustic guitar and percussion. He sings in Pulaar, which is a Fulani language, and also works as a Pulaar cultural promoter. Listen to Fanta.
He was supposed to follow his father’s footsteps and become a fisherman but a family friend and a gawlo (Pulaar word for griot) blind guitarist Mansour Seck encouraged him to become a musician. He studied in Dakar and Paris.