Icons of world music – Orchestra Baobab, one of the most successful, long-lasting and greatest world music ensembles, are joining the lavish line-up of INmusic festival at OTP World Stage as part of the Multiculturalism in a music project.


The cult multi-national and multi-ethnic world music ensemble Orchestra Baobab was founded in 1970 in Dakar, Senegal. From the beginning, the sound of Orchestra Baobab was a fusion of Afro/Cuban/Caribbean melodies and styles, spiced up with the drumming and harmonies of south Senegal. Between 1970 and 1985 they released 20 vinyl records and their most famous album Pirates Choice was released in 1982.

After a long hiatus Orchestra Baobab reformed and set out to conquer the world music scene again in 2001, and their comeback was nothing short of triumphant, thanks to their multi-awarded and highly praised album Specialist In All Styles which was released under the legendary world music label World Circuit. Two prestigious awards (best African world music act and Album of the Year) at BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards speak volumes about the success of  Specialist In All Styles. After their glorious comeback, Orchestra Baobab went on tour across Asia, Europe and North America where they achieved extreme popularity.


After decades of successful career, Orchestra Baobab shows no signs of stopping and are bringing their newly released album Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng to the twelfth edition of INmusic festival where they will enchant the audience with their unique and vibrant melodies.


The performance by Orchestra Baobab is part of the long-standing Multiculturalism in music concert series which has been representing world music artists from all over the world to Croatian audiences for over nineteen years to date. The project aims to accentuate and mirror the universality in diversity through music and to point out the importance of diversity and its irreplaceable impact on the formation of modern society and culture.


The great Orchestra Baobab are joining the spectacular line-up of INmusic festival’s twelfth edition featuring the amazing Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Alt-J, Kasabian, Michael Kiwanuka, Flogging Molly, Slaves, Danko Jones, Booka Shade and many more!


INmusic festival #12 will take place from the 19th to the 21st of June 2017 at the beautiful and unique setting of Lake Jarun in Croatia’s capital Zagreb.

  • Tickets for three exciting festival days are available for just 60 EUR until May 19th at the official festival webshop.
  • One day tickets for INmusic festival #12 are available exclusively in the INmusic festival web shop from May 2nd! The price of daily tickets for June 19th and June 21st is 47 EUR and the price for daily tickets for June 20th is 54 EUR.
  • Seven-day camping tickets are available for the price of 34EUR in the official festival webshop.

Header photo (c) Julien Duval