On April 6, 2003, the music world lost a remarkable individual, a legendary musician, teacher and humanitarian. Babatunde Olatunji led a rich life of creativity and passion and Chesky is honored to have produced Olatunji's last commercial release, love drum talk, nominated for the 1998 Grammy award of Best World Music Album. The African Music Encyclopedia writes, "Baba was the single most important contributor to the popularization of African hand drumming in the United States....spreading his love of the drum, song, music, and African culture inspiring generations of American musicians, many of whom have devoted their careers to African music and who are, in turn, spreading Baba's message to their students." All of us at Chesky will miss Babatunde Olatunji and remember him with the utmost affection and admiration.
Adesoji Odukogbe Branice McKenzie Della Flack Gordy Ryan Hui Cox Jeff Andrews Soji Odukogbe Todd Turkisher Ty Stephens
Babatunde Olatunji David Chesky Hui Cox
What's Your Number, Mama?
Love Drum Talk
Don't Know Why My Love
Mother, Give Me Love
Long Distance Lover