Baaba Maal

Our very first interview with the world famous Baaba Maal! We’ve been talking about him all week on our site and today you’ll get to see him how we do – as the most down to earth, well educated, modest, non-egoic, talented musician. We sat down with Baaba an hour before his talk and performance at Joe’s Pub last week in New York City.

The interview covers the following topics:

  • Importance of education among African children
  • Western approach to solving problems in Africa
  • Musical influences
  • Lastest album, Television
  • Baaba’s journey of being more than music, developing community
  • How Baaba stays looking young and healthy
  • Baaba’s relationship with his fellow musicians