Swiss African Orchestra

LUnder the able baton of Matthias Wenger, the all-powerful orchestra around Pape Djiby Ba, has created a new color in the world music genre. A learned blend of mbalax (rhythm of Senegal), jazz and a pinch of funk, interpreted by excellent Swiss talents known from the Swiss jazz scene.


Pape Djiby Ba - lead-vocal, composer 

Matthias Wenger - alto sax, conductor

Jeremias Keller - bass guitar

David Blaser – trumpet                            

Adrien Oggier – trumpet 

Benedikt Reising - baritone sax 

Peace Diouf –  electric guitar 

Simon Rupp – electric guitar 

Ibou Ndiaye - percussion

Benjamin Külling - piano & keyboard

Alain Dutoit - harmonica -guest star

Khady M'Baye - vocal    

Angélique Dione - vocal    

Dieynaba Koité - vocal   

Thaïs Diarra - vocal

BeJazz Festival in Bern - Switzerland

BeJazz Festival in Bern - Switzerland

Pape Djiby Ba

Lead vocal, composer

Matthias Wenger

Alto sax, conductor

Jeremias Keller

Bass guitar

David Blaser


Adrien Oggier


Benedikt Reising

Baritone sax

Peace Diouf

Electric guitar

Simon Rupp

Electric guitar