ADE MusicTalks: Wally Badarou



ADE MusicTalks: Wally Badarou

Longtime associate of British band Level 42, Wally Badarou has co-written, performed and co-produced the band from the beginning. Also, he is a member of the Compass Point All Stars, the in-house recording team that works with Grace Jones, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, and many others. He has also recorded with Robert Palmer, Marianne Faithfull, Talking Heads, Foreigner, Power Station, Manu Dibango and Miriam Makeba, to name just a few. He has produced albums by Fela Kuti, Salif Keita, Wasis Diop, Trilok Gurtu, Carlinhos Brown; wrote for films Countryman, Kiss of the Spider Woman; directed and wrote for Jean-Paul Goude's French Bicentennial parade in 1989; and helped organise the Kora All Africa Music Awards in 1997.

His solo instrumental work includes Words Of A Mountain and Echoes, the latter featuring "Chief Inspector", "Mambo" (sampled for Massive Attack's "Daydreaming", Blue Lines debut album), and "Hi-Life". Wally Badarou joined SACEM's board of directors in 2012. His impressive repertoire means that this ADE MusicTalks will be truly epic...come early to avoid disappointment!

Please bear in mind that ADE Sound Lab tickets receive priority access. In case there are still a few seats available ten minutes before the session, we will open the doors for ADE Card holders.

Conference FAQ

ADE's Conference program features multiple conference tracks and offers the ultimate business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, attracting music- and related industry professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers.

The main conference venue is the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam. The other venues are within walking distance from the theatre. You can find all conference venues here.

All you have to do is to make sure you purchased a ticket for the conference. Both the ADE Pass and ADE Conference Pass will gain you access to the full conference program including all tracks and ADE by Day program. If you do not like to attend the full conference, we also offer single sub-conference tickets (available soon).

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