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Years Active: 1978–present

Wally Badarou was born in Paris, where his physician parents were educated and his father later served as ambassador from their West African homeland of Cotonon Benin (formerly Dahomey). Although he planned a career as a pilot, he was seduced by synthesizers and rock & roll, eventually becoming a well-known session keyboardist in England and his own Nassau, Bahamas, studio.

Badarou's early career included work with M (on the hit "Pop Music"), Joe Cocker, Herbie Hancock, and Island Records artists like Grace Jones, Black Uhuru, and the British funk band Level 42. In addition to his production and keyboard work for Level 42, he has done several film scores, most notably Kiss of the Spider Woman.

You can hear both the rhythmic sensitivity of his African heritage and the harmonic sensibility of his classical training in his music.November 2009, Wally Badarou comes back to music with "Fisherman", a 15 minutes funk instrumental that he sells directly from his website using the GetJuke technology.

"Fisherman" is the first extract from an upcoming trilogy that he wishes to unveil to the public "song by song" before releasing it under a physical format.


Wally Badarou performs electronic music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Wally Badarou for your event, Please Contact. Wally Badarou has more than 13.5K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Ray Lynch, Tangerine Dream, Andreas Vollenweider, Kitaro, Steve Jolliffe, Mark Barrott, Andras Fox . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Wally Badarou for an upcoming event.

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