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Xalam has been played on NTS in shows including Labour, featured first on 7 September 2020. Songs played include Ndiguel and Doley.

Xalam is the name of a Senegalese musical group founded in 1969 by brothers Prospère Niang and Magay Niang. In 1975 they went on an African tour with Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba.

The band takes its name from the lute-like instrument the Xalam. Xalam performed a mix of contemporary jazz tunes as well as African originals, usually sung in Wolof, the dominant local language. The band included sax, drums, African percussion, bass and electric guitar.

In 1980, Xalam recorded tracks in Dakar for the…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
Ndiguel
Xalam
Jetset1988
Ndiguel
XalamJetset1988
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Doley
Xalam
Encore !1986
Doley
XalamEncore !1986
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