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Xalam was founded in Senegal in 1970 but moved, in 1973, to Paris, where its distinct fusion of African percussion and jazz licks garnered it great compliment. Xalam have used many Traditional western performers, including Dizzy Gillespie, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, as well as the Rolling Rocks. They will have since been identified for his or her innovative music both in European countries, where they earned an award in the 1979 Berlin Jazz Event, and in Africa, where they toured effectively in 1975. The group dropped apart following the tragic loss of life of founding member Prosper Niang in 1989.

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