Definitions for "Mbalax"
(pronounced M'balah) Senegalese (Wolof) percussion music modernized by Youssou N'Dour, characterized by a sweet, funky combination of Afro-Cuban rhythms, Wolof drumming, and American pop.
Mbalax it the Senegalese contemporary music, highly percussive sound dominated by the goat-skinned Sabar drum. Best example of this music is Youssou Ndour, Baaba Mal, Ismael Lo and lately many newcomers on the Senegalese music scene.
Percussion music from Senegal.