Bu-Baca Diop has previously worked in the Star Band de
Dakar and Number One de Dakar in Senegal, but he now resides in Sydney, Australia. Surrounded by his cosmopolite
band (most members are not Africans, except Elhadj N'dong on percussion and
Malik Diop on tama), he blends mbalax rhythms and modern funk. A first release in
Australia was the album « Nagoo ». This was followed by « Stand », which
was also released by Stern's Music and therefore distributed globally.
You should check out the horn section on his song « Tukki »!
He released another album in Australia, « The Real Sounds of Blackness », with new
songs and some older songs, of which the song titles are presenting with a different spelling (for instance Tooke in lieu of Tukki).
Some band members:
Bu-Baca Diop: lead vocals;
Adam Armstrong: guitar (bass);
Craig Walters: saxophone;
Malik Diop: talking drum (tama);
Mike Bukovsky: trumpet;
James Greening trombone;
Bu-Baca Diop 'Stand'