This avant-garde multi-disciplinary artist, musician and space-shift pilot is one more visitor and agent of ascension at Africa Nouveau.

You may have spotted him in Dakar’s nights, Casamance’s fields or further afield blending sonic experiments of hip-hop, electronic music and local sounds and music of Senegal. So far he has transported people to several galaxies playing live at Afropunk Dakar, Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda, Transmusicales Festival in France among other stages.

His collaborations are even known to transcend the musical sphere, notably his work with Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane on the soundtrack to her 2014 collection fashion show, titled Alien Cartoon. The music and concept extended beyond the show to become Ibaaku’s first album, a cult record of the same name as well as a concept tour all across the intergalactic hotspots of Afrika in 2018.