The Rough Guide To The Music of Senegal
ANTH: Senegalreview by jaypaul
In Senegal the most popular music is called Mbalax -a style combining traditional Wolof rhythms with modern reggae, hip-hop, jazz, & other genres. Here are examples from 13 highly regarded Senegalese artists. Factoid: One of the artists, Youssou N’Dour, is Senegal’s new Minister of Culture!
Full CD booklet here (pdf)