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    Orchestra Baobab - 'Nijaay' Live at Malta Jazz Festival

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    Africa's perfect pop group are back! Five years on from the best-selling 'Specialist in All Styles', Orchestra Baobab return with 'Made in Dakar', an album that updates their classic mellow sound with a new edge and a new energy for new times.

    Here's the show-stopping 'Nijaay', a brooding paean to the joys and responsibilities of marriage, written by Laye Mboup, the late-legendary Baobab singer who was killed in a car crash in 1974. This is one of the great Dakar songs, in what will become its defining version, with Assane Mboup holding forth with the invocatory fervour of old school praise singers over a magnificently, melancholy chorus and extraordinary off-the-wall, wah-wah guitar from Barthélemy Attisso.