Ibaaku, the latest of a string of names he has given himself, is an artist on the move, ethereal, propelled by an eclectic and insatiable appetite for sound. Ibaaku is one of these millennials who form the avant-garde of contemporary creativity on the African continent. 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 (Faada Freddy's group) and PPS.
This show for NTS features many tracks from his 2016 release, Alien Cartoon, including the most excellent singles, Djula Dance and Yang Fogoye, plus several previously unreleased tracks direct from the artist himself, and includes several tracks from his recent 2019 release ‘Onym’ as Waï Faï Spirit with vocals sung in both Wolof and English.