Barthelémy Attisso remembered

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 4:46pm

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Composer and guitar player for Senegal's legendary Orchestra Baobab, Barthelémy Attisso, died at the end of August at his home in Togo. He was 76. If you've listened to much Afropop from the last few decades, it was likely inspired in part by Attisso's quintessential electric guitar sound. The World's Marco Werman has an appreciation for this virtuoso guitarist who never left his day job as a lawyer.