Xalam

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Xalam is a prolific Senegalese band known for its own fusion of jazz, rock and African rhythms. Founded in 1965 by Sakhir Thiam (songwriter, guitarist, scholar and future President of the Dakar Bourguiba University), this first formation became known as Xalam I, After the group first disbanded, Ndiouga Kebe, a wealthy businessman, offered them to be the house band at his new nightclub, the Sahel, thus the band became known as l'Orchestre du Sahel. Original members of the band consisted of Cheikh Tidiane Tall (guitar, keyboards), Seydina Insa Wade (acoustic guitar, vocals), Idrissa Diop (percussion, vocals), Djigui Diabaté (drums), Thierno Koite (alto and soprano saxophone, flute ) Mbaye Fall a.k.a. "Otis" (voice), Willy Sakho (bass), Alassane Ndoye (congas), Emmanuel Batta (trombone), Jean Ndiaye (trumpet), Pape Djiby Ba (guiro, voice), René Cabral (voice), Later, under the leadership of drummer Abdoulaye Prosper Niang it reincarnated itself as Xalam II]. After Prosper Niang's passing in 1988 he band when into hiatus to finally resurface as Xalam III.
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Albums

LPX MUS 005 Xalam - Daïda album art Le Xalam* Daïda(LP) Musiclub LPX MUS 005 Senegal 1975 Sell This Version
XPS 001 Xalam - Ade - Festival Horizonte Berlin 79 album art Xalam Ade - Festival Horizonte Berlin 79(LP) Productions Xalam Sénégal XPS 001 France 1979 Sell This Version
Xalam - Gorée album art Xalam Gorée (Album) Celluloid France 1983 Sell This Version
XPN 25 Xalam - Africa album art Xalam Africa(Cass, Album) Productions Xalam Sénégal XPN 25 Senegal 1984 Sell This Version
Xalam - Apartheid album art Xalam Apartheid (Album) Encore ! France 1986 Sell This Version
XPN 26 Xalam - Xariit album art Xalam 3* Xariit(Cass, Album) Productions Xalam Sénégal XPN 26 Senegal 1987 Sell This Version
Xalam - Xarit album art Xalam Xarit (Album) Jetset France 1988 Sell This Version
302084 Xalam - Wam Sabindam album art Xalam Wam Sabindam(CD, Album) Mad In France 302084 France 1993 Sell This Version
006610 Xalam - Live a Montreux album art Xalam Live a Montreux(CD, Album) Celluloid 006610 France 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ENC 455 Xalam M'Beguel(7", Single) Encore ! ENC 455 France 1985 Sell This Version
Xalam - Nitou Tey album art Xalam Nitou Tey (Single) JetSet France 1988 Sell This Version
1925 Xalam - Kanu / Sidi Yella album art Xalam Kanu / Sidi Yella(7", Single) Celluloid 1925 France Unknown Sell This Version

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