Senegal cries one of its worthy musicians, Habib Faye. Versatile musician and great bassist of the Super Etoile orchestra, Habib Faye died Wednesday, April 25 in a hospital in Paris (France), following a pulmonary infection at the age of 53 years.
According to musicinfrica, the news has plunged the entire Senegalese music scene into deep melancholy this morning. Upon the announcement of the death, messages of condolence and tributes come from everywhere.
For Youssou N’Dour, vocal lead of Super Étoile, it is a “brother” who goes away. The mega Senegalese star has also canceled all its contracts, following the sad news, reports the music portal.
“Very sad news when I wake up. Habib Faye is gone forever. We will no longer hear his melodious notes of bass, guitar and piano. Bob knows you can go with your head up, because you’ve fulfilled your musical mission. Know that at Super Star, we will never forget you. Farewell the artist. May Firdaws (Paradise) be your last home. Amine. “Said Mamadou Jimi M’Baye, guitarist Youssou N’Dour.
It is therefore an immense void that Habib Faye leaves in the hearts of music lovers. Considered the greatest instrumentist of his generation, he was musical director of the Senegalese star Youssou N’Dour, whose success he has composed over the last 25 years.