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

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