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Wally Badarou

French / Beninese musician

Wally Badarou (born Waliou Jacques Daniel Isheola Badarou, 22 March 1955, Paris, France) is a musician from Benin. Badarou played with the British band Level 42.[1]

Wally Badarou
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Wally Badarou in 2016
Background information
Birth nameWaliou Jacques Daniel Isheola Badarou
Born (1955-03-22) 22 March 1955 (age 64)
Paris, France
GenresSynthpop, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, progressive rock, African music, neoclassical, minimalist
OccupationsComposer, songwriter, musician, record producer
InstrumentsKeyboards, guitar
Years active1978–present
LabelsBarclay Records (1978–1982)
Island Records (1982–1995)
Blue Mountain Music (1995–2002)
Ishe Music (2002 – present)
Associated actsLevel 42, Compass Point All Stars
Websitehttp://www.wallybadarou.com/

Badarou helped organise the Kora All Africa Music Awards in 1997. He co-wrote and produced So Why, a charity album for the ICRC.

DiscographyEdit

SoloEdit

  • 1979: Back to Scales Tonight
  • 1984: Echoes
  • 1985: Chief Inspector (EP)
  • 1989: Words of a Mountain
  • 1997: So Why
  • 2001: Colors of Silence : Musical poetry for Yoga
  • 2009: The Unnamed Trilogy

Movie scoresEdit

Producer (and co-producer)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Morgan Roussel. "Wally Badarou, the Prophet Speaks". Retrieved 13 November 2012.