Hes been nominated for Grammys and logged hits on Billboards dance charts. Hes headlined at the Hollywood Bowl and closed the South Africa Freedom Day Concert honoring Nelson Mandela in Londons Trafalgar Square. So how come youve never heard of Baaba Maal?
Probably because you live in America, where Morning Zoo programmers arent likely to give airtime to Maals West African rock-and-blues fusion. You live in a country where hes not going to turn up as a mentor on American Idol or in a duet with Lady Gaga.
But even though you havent heard of him, Baaba Maal is coming to town. Backed by his acoustic band, Maal will perform songs from his multi-lingual album, Television.