April 25, 2018 – April 25, 2022: Habib Faye, 4 years old already! – Senescoop.net


Disappeared four years ago, to the day, Habib Faye remains, to this day, one of the most famous Senegalese and African musicians in the world. His incredible talent as a bass player, in particular, but also his versatility, his audacity and his generosity in artistic sharing have made him an inexhaustible source of inspiration.

On this Monday, April 25, 2022, the fourth anniversary of his death, the void, after his sudden death on April 25, 2018 in Paris, remains abysmal. Hospitalized in the French capital, the instrumentalist was carried away by a lung infection against which he had been fighting for several months. Four years later, the memories are still vivid in the hearts of music lovers, loved ones and members of the “Super star”.


Music had just been orphaned by one of its best contemporary virtuosos. The bass guitar of a brilliant and sparkling maestro. Habib was teasing her in majesty. The right thumb glued to the top of the bridge, his other fingers strumming the frets at an eclectic speed, distilling tonic and angelic melodies that resist time.

Plural instrumentalist, Habib Faye, guitarist, keyboardist and bassist, very early spotted by Youssou Ndour, in 1984, when he was 19 years old, is one of the pillars of the revolution initiated by the Super Étoile de Dakar, which will influence all music from the country. The artistic direction of the orchestra, entrusted to him, Habib Faye will concoct most of the hits that will make the legend of Youssou Ndour, whose tears have not dried up since the disappearance of his “little brother”.


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