Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Baaba Maal - Live at Royal Festival Hall|
Actors: Baaba Mall, Ernest Ranglin
Director: Baaba Mall
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Good if you like Baaba's Music
Martin Jones | 10/28/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The quality of this DTS DVD is not at all bad, though not up to the standard of "Eagles - Hell Freezes Over". It is the only DTS DVD I have seen that also has a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack so you can make direct comparisons between the two formats. The video quality is good, with the costumes colorful. Even if you've never heard of Baaba Maal but like Youssou N'Dour or other African musicians, give it a try."
Todd Dwyer | Austin, Texas United States | 04/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is some really mind blowing stuff from one of the greatest voices on the planet today. This DVD showcases Baaba Maal's entire range, from the infectious groove of "African Woman" to the subtle and touching "Koni." I'd really like to know where the footage on the title screen comes from. It shows drummers playing the beat to "African Woman" with a line of women dancing to it. If anyone knows where this is from, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know. I highly recommend this DVD to anyone. Also, if you like this music, you should check out 'Afropop Worldwide' on your local public radio station."
Martin Jones | 10/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Brilliant concert from one of Africa's most promising artists. Baaba is a great singer, dancer, composer and he has a clear vision of his art. The show has some beautiful initimate moments. There is quite a bit of magic between the dancers and they all seem to have a good time themselves which certainly reflects in the performance. I love the way Baaba creates a modern version of African music by combining different elements of African music in a new and unpredictable way, and all the while keeping the acoustic quality of the music alive. He shows you do not necessarely need to sell out to Western (commercial) taste in order to create a modern African sound. I never heard Baaba Maal before this DVD, but I'm certainly a fan now !"