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.