is a younger brother of Baaba Maal
prefers to use the original spelling of his surname). Like his brother, Ameth grew up in Podor, a small town in
the north of Senegal, near to the Mauretanian border. At early age, he created a group of dance and folkore and with other
young people of his neighbourhood, he performed in villages of the Fouta Tooro region. Later, he performed as a backing vocal
in several groups before he created in 1987 his first own band Dental
In the early 1990s, he went to Paris where he recorded
a first album « Dounya »
together with his brother Baaba Maal.
He further worked with David Murray
on the album « Fodeuk »
on his compilation album « Africa Fête »
In 2000, he decided to go back to Paris where he recorded with Mansour Seck
who has been and
still is like a spiritual father to Ameth.
Ameth Male's music is strongly rooted in the Haalpular tradition, and just as his famous brother, Ameth is singing about
peace, tolerance and love. His first solo album, released in 2004, is surprisingly a live album, recorded in Paris and
reflects the strength of his music during live performances: improvisations and a live "ambiance".
This is music as pure as it can get.
• Musicians on Laanamayo:
kora, vocals on "Touba", backing vocals
tama (talking drum)
Guest performances by:
vocals on "Senegal"