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  • Summary: The first full-length release from Senegalese musician Baaba Maal since 2016's The Traveller was produced by Johan Karlberg.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Apr 17, 2023
    Especially remarkable about Maal’s work on Being is how thoroughly his ethos as an artist and human permeates every piece of the production. His support of younger artists feels organic amid modern electropop sounds, an essential element of his overall emphasis on collaboration.
  2. Apr 14, 2023
    As with every track on this perfectly crafted piece of work from one of the world’s most distinctive voices, it is really quite beautiful.
  3. Mar 31, 2023
    This is stand-up-and-listen music, commanding attention in surprising ways. Being suggests that far from mellowing with age, Maal – who turns 70 in June – remains as eager and excited to explore new frontiers as he ever was.
  4. Mar 31, 2023
    ‘Being’ is the most enjoyable album Maal has released to date.
  5. Mojo
    Mar 31, 2023
    His most satisfying outing in decades. [Apr 2023, p.85]
  6. Uncut
    Mar 31, 2023
    An album that uses traditional African instrumentation and state-of-the-art electronica with a boldness that is extraordinary. [May 2023, p.31]