Midweek Music Moment: Wona

‘Wona’ is one of the new, catchy tunes from Mumford & Sons latest album ‘Johannesburg’.

 

 

Created from their South African tour in early 2016, ‘Johannesberg’ is an intense collaboration with Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, South African band Beatenberg and The Very Best.

The result is an uplifting, buzzy album filled with Mumford & Sons traditional folk sound blended with African beats and the smooth soaring vocals of Baaba Maal.

And if you enjoyed ‘Wona’, you can feel the energy coming off the stage with this live version of the first single off the album, ‘There will be time’.

 

 

A gifted vocalist, guitarist and percussionist, Baaba Maal is one of Senegal’s most famous musicians.

This particular song, ‘Dreams of Kirina’ was performed to celebrate ‘The Playing For Change Foundation’ building a new music school in the Village of Kirina, Mali. Kirina is a village of musicians, some of whom can trace their musical ancestry back over 75 generations – Baaba Maal and friends performed for the village elders in honour of their new music school, École de Musique de Kirina.

 

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