Mamadou Ba was born in Dakar, Senegal. He is a self-thought bassist who came to prominence while working with the group Keurgui that he created with his brother. They toured West Africa and Europe and collaborated with great artists such as the American saxophonist Archie Shepp. He also toured extensively with great Segalese star singer-songwriter Ismael Lô.
In New York, he joined Harry Belafonte's orchestra and climbed the ranks to become the group’s musical director.
He has worked with Richard Bona and the Barrio Boys. He currently works with KJ Denhert, Leni Stern, Regina Carter and Angelique Kidjo. He is a founding member of the celebrated African Blue Note Band.
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