Born in Dakar, but originally from Casamance, Ibaaku is a prolific artist; not only a producer but also a multi-instrumentalist, author, composer and radio host. Before launching his solo career, he has worked for a few years with the best Senegalese hip-hop artists, including Xuman, Keyti, Daara J Family (Faada Freddy’s group) and PPS. Ibaaku also collaborates regularly with other cultural and artistic fields, such as fashion, visual arts and video. The already cult record «Alien Cartoon» was born from the collaboration between the Senegalese designer Selly Raby Kane (who dressed Beyoncé among others) and Ibaaku, (who composed the music for one of her fashion shows). Both hip-hop and experimental electro music, blended with Senegalese references and remixed local sounds, represent the major influences of the artist’s first opus.
– Artist SACEM talents on tour