Jimi is one of Senegal's most popular musicians and has been a member of Youssou N'dour's Super Etoile de Dakar since 1979. Jimi has a unique guitar style which ranges from the sound of traditional instruments like the Kora to blazing rock guitar solos. On his second solo album, Jimi proves that he's also a great singer.In his first album « Dakar Heart »Jimi received the most positive critics in America.The album got in 1998 the "Indie Awards" in the category « Contemporary World »The second album was made in his Studio Dogo in his fine home in Dakar (Senegal),where he's producing many oher artists of the country.This is really an album to have and to listen to.His guitar playing is unique.Sometimes you hear the Kora and sometimes you hear the Khalam,Both traditionnal instruments from Africa.Jimi is really a great guitar player and a great Singer too.
Sometimes if you want to do some recordings or get help in arranging and producing your music,don't hesitate to contact Jimi Mbaye,and you'll see he's gonna be really happy to help you in that production.
Here's what some of the critics are saying about "Dakar Heart" and "Yaye Digalma",the two albums Jimi Mbaye already made for us:
UCLA DAILY BRUIN (LOS ANGELES)
"Poetic and achingly beautiful, Dakar Heart takes 'world music' to new heights. Alternately political and personal, and always passionate, the record reveals Mbaye as a true artist and lyricist. His songs are filled with love, hope and a desparate cry for peace, whether it be peace between nations or peace with one's soul. Dakar Heart is an elegant masterpiece."
"The solo debut for Youssou N'dour's guitarist Jimi Mbaye shines a deserved spotlight on a prodigious world music talent."
"Mbaye continues to prove he is one of Senegal's most exciting musicians"