• Baaba Maal

Brilliant Senegalese singer Baaba Maal has hopscotched around stylistically for most of his career. The musical traditions of his native Halpulaar community can always be heard in his work to one degree or another, but he has fearlessly—if not always successfully—borrowed from far and wide. Even so I was startled when I first heard his latest album, Television (Palm Pictures), a collaboration with pomo New York electro-pop band Brazilian Girls.