Senegalese star Baaba Maal has launched yourmediaisthefuture.tv, an online interactive art piece that maps out global media consumption by time and location. Users are invited to submit screenshots of their television, computer or PDA monitors to the database, which is then displayed across a world map to create an ever-changing visual, depicting trends in media viewing across the globe throughout the different hours of the day.
The project is run in partnership with BaabaMaal.tv and users from all corners of the Earth are encouraged to participate. The hope is that this community-based project can bridge the gaps between continents and cultures as the new media revolution offers us an unprecedented opportunity for a global exchange of ideas.
Television is the first Baaba Maal studio album from the iconic Senegalese musician. Co-produced with New York’s Brazilian Girls, the album blends subtle electronic dance elements with West African musical traditions. As he has made clear, Baaba Maal’s mission in West Africa extends beyond his music. He is committed to the concerns of families, young people and the future of the continent, as is reflected in his role as Youth Emissary for the United Nations Development Program.
Buy Baaba Maal’s recordings:
- In North America: Television. Other titles available: Wango (Syllart / Stern’s, 1985), Taara (Syllart / Melodie, 1987), Djam Leelii (Mango, 1989), Baayo (Mango, 1991), Lam Toro (Mango, 1993), Firin’ in Fouta (Mango, 1994), Nomad Soul (Palm Pictures, 1998), Live at the Royal Festival Hall (Palm Pictures, 1999), Jombaajo (Sonodisc, 2000), Missing You….Mi Yeewnii (Palm Pictures, 2001), The Best of the Early Years (Wrasse, 2003), and On the Road (Palm, 2008)
- In Europe: Television. Other titles available: Djam Leelii, Firin’ In Fouta, The Best of the Early Years, Baayo, Live at the Royal Festival Hall, On the Road, Nomad Soul, Baaba Maal – Senegal Palm World Voice, Lam Toro
Visit the the new web site at: yourmediaisthefuture.tv
To learn more about Baaba Maal visit Baaba Maal
Author: World Music Central News Department
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