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Baaba Maal does it for charity

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SENEGALESE GRAMMY-nominated musician Baaba Maal has announced that he will be digitally reissuing his critically acclaimed album ‘The Traveller’, featuring additional previously unseen content.

All proceeds from the sale of the album reissue will be going to charity: water, a non-profit organisation whose mission is to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.

This exclusive digital reissue of ‘The Traveller’ will be available on Baaba’s website , on April 25. It features a 12-minute short film featuring Baaba performing acoustically and talking about his involvement with the charity alongside a 50-minute documentary of his annual Blues Du Fleuve Festival in Senegal.

It was a chance introduction between Baaba and the charity via mutual friends at a private screening of his Blues Du Fleuve documentary which resulted in this collaboration.

"I am so happy to be working with charity: water because I believe that together, if everyone embraces this project, we can bring clean water to the people who need it," said Baaba.

After releasing ‘The Traveller’ last year, Baaba went on to record a five-track EP with Mumford & Sons titled ‘Johannesburg’, and will be appearing with them live at this year’s Latitude festival.

As well as his charity work with water Baaba, a United Nations ambassador, is also committed to working for women’s and children’s rights across the continent of Africa.

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