Orchestra Baobab

Saturday 6th August

Catch one of Africa’s greatest bands; Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab, live this August as part of our all-day summer festival.


A summer party like no other.

The festival starts at 2pm on the west lawn, open to all, with a huge bill of DJs setting an all-day groove, in anticipation of Orchestra Baobab playing the main auditorium stage inside to ticket holders only, with their unique blend of Afro-Latin styles, international pop and a West African nightclub ambience.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of Africa’s greatest bands, Senegal’s Orchestra Baobab. Adored both at home in Senegal and across the world, Baobab occupy a special place in the history of African music.

Their epic story begins in the heart of Dakar’s Medina in the 1960s and extends across the world and into the 21st century. Featuring a brilliant assembly of diverse musical personalities and encompassing a unique blend of Afro-Latin styles, international pop, West African griot music, and an after-dark West African nightclub ambience of lilting, mellifluous rhythms.

To celebrate this remarkable milestone, the band has announced the issue of their landmark 2002 reunion album ‘Specialist In All Styles’ for the first time ever on vinyl, on September 25th. Alongside this comes a previously unseen video from the archive – a performance of ‘Jiin Ma Jiin Ma’ from their 2015 show at Jazz à Vienne Festival in France.