Cheikh Ibra Fam

Cheikh Ibra Fam is a multidimensional artist with a futuristic spirit, well anchored in his Senegalese roots. In 2022 he introduced his first international album in preparation for his departure from Orchestra Baobab. Peace in Africa incorporates modern hip-hop and R&B beats, alongside distinctly Afrobeat horns with nods to his Senegalese heritage. His songs implore us to dance while he calls to challenge systemic issues that transcend language and countries. He moves from English, French and his native Wolof.

Ibra Fam is RFI Talent and part of the Discovery Program of Putumayo World. His song Yolele is in Putumayo’s Global Groove Playlist. He has performed in international festivals in France, Spain, Tunisia, and Canada with his own project. He studied solfege, piano, violin, blues and jazz at L’Accademia Musicale di Treviglio in Milan, Italy.

Photo: Ahmed Zarroki

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