March 9, 2022 00:00:00
CHEIKH IBRA FAM • ''Cosaan'' from the album Peace in Africa
CHEIKH IBRA FAM • ''Cosaan'' from the album Peace in Africa

CHEIKH IBRA FAM - Album Peace in Africa

Disques Nuits d'Afrique / Believe / Soulbeats

Album Artist
World music
9,99 $

With Peace In Africa, his first international album, the Senegalese singer and multi-instrumentalist Cheikh Ibra Fam adds new nuances to the spectrum of African world music. A first album rooted in Africa and open to the world

This first international solo album, made up of 11 exceptional tracks with Afro-pop colours and accompanied by clips that “call for a journey”, reveals the great quality and eclecticism of this highly talented artist. This first opus is the fruit of this musical catalysis, both anchored in Africa and open to the world, connected to his roots and resolutely contemporary.





The programmed beats intersect with the kora (Peace In Africa), the brass is invited behind a guitar inherited from Senegalese folk (Yolele), an air of Cape Verde floats here (Diarabi), there it’s the skank of reggae that brings its groove (Diom) to evoke these young Africans who cross the seas to try their luck in the West, and elsewhere the artist sings in Bambara a tune from Mali, where his mother is from (Ayitaria).





Among those who came to contribute to Peace In Africa was Cheikh Lô, one of the figures of Senegalese music with whom Cheikh Ibra Fam shares the fact of belonging to the Baye Fall community. The French-Cape Verdean reggaewoman Mo’Kalamity also came to share the microphone, while Mamy Kanouté, who has been accompanying Baaba Maal for many years, was in charge of the backing vocals. The “dads” of Orchestra Baobab occupy a special place on the guest list: Thierno Koite, the saxophonist who thought of his young compatriot when a place in the group was vacant, and of course the late Balla Sidibé, a founding member of Baobab of which he was one of the singers.





1. Peace in Africa feat. Boddhi Satva

2. Cosaan

3. Yolele

4. Ayitaria feat. Cheikh Lô

5. The Future feat. Balla Sidibé

6. Diom Gnakou Fi feat. Mo Kalamity

7. Diarabi

8. Jerejef

9. Dounde

10. Coumba

11. Cosaan Original







Cheikh Ibra Fam is a multidimensional Senegalese artist with a free and futuristic spirit.


The added value of Peace In Africa is due in particular to the know-how that Cheikh Ibra Fam possesses: the 35-year-old spent six years at the Milan Conservatory in Italy, gaining knowledge and practice of multiple instruments.


A tireless promoter of Senegalese World Music, Cheikh Ibra Fam is deeply imbued with his Senegalese, Afro-American and Caribbean roots. He is an important voice in his country’s music industry. A singer, songwriter and performer, the man who spent four years with the legendary Orchestra Baobab, uses a wide variety of styles in his songs; from African rhythms to Ibero-American music, from groove to funk and soul to urban music.