XALAM

African Fusion • Senegal
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Xalam is the name of a senegalese musical group founded in 1969 by brothers Prospère Niang and Magay Niang. In 1975 they went on an African tour with Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba.

The band takes its name from the lute-like instrument the Xalam. Xalam performed a mix of contemporary jazz tunes as well as African originals, usually sung in wolof, the dominant local language. The band included sax, drums, African percussion, bass and electric guitar.

In 1980, Xalam recorded tracks in dakar for the Disney corporation, to be used in their Epcot site in the US. In the early 80's, the band moved to Paris, where they became regulars on the local music scene. Prospère passed away in the mid-80's, replaced on drums by his younger brother, who had been the drummer for Senemali, another Senegalese group which had moved to Amsterdam. User-contributed text is available
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XALAM Gorée album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gorée
African Fusion 1983
XALAM Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Africa
African Fusion 1984
XALAM Apartheid album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Apartheid
African Fusion 1986
XALAM Xariit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Xariit
African Fusion 1987
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Xarit
African Fusion 1988
XALAM Wam Sabindam album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wam Sabindam
African Fusion 1993

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XALAM Daïda album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Daïda
African Fusion 1975
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Ade - Festival Horizonte Berlin 79
African Fusion 1979
XALAM Live a Montreux album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live a Montreux
African Fusion 2008

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