Video of the day: Baay Bia “Liy Am Amna” (Senegal)

Published On August 18, 2009 | By Greg | Senegal

baay biaWorld-renowned Senegalese griot, singer, poet and emcee Baay Bia linked up with Nomadic Wax in 2007 on his first trip to the United States. Since then, he has toured with the Nomadic Wax ‘African Underground All Stars’ on numerous occasions. Baay Bia is a unique emcee who combines the traditional musical sounds of Senegal with contemporary hip hop and reggae. He rhymes and sings in Wolof and was born into a griot family, a lineage that has a major influence over his music and his sound. In July of 2009, Baay Bia worked together with Nomadic Wax filmmaker Magee McIlvaine (co-director of ‘Democracy in Dakar’) to put together a music video for ‘Liy Am Amna,’ one of Baay Bia’s most popular songs in Senegal. Nomadic Wax is proud to announce the August 2009 release of this video, Baay Bia’s first major music video.

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Baay Bia- Liy Am Amna ([Official Video w/ Subtitles] from Nomadic Wax on Vimeo.