Pape Mbaye & Chosani Afrique is a band that is composed of West African and Australian musicians, based in Sydney Australia. The band members have been playing together for more than a decade. The band repertoire is a mix of Senegalese rhythms with traditional Mbalax, Afro beat, Afro Jazz and Reggae. Mbalax is a style of music that is played in Senegal which incorporates Sereer polyrhythmic percussive drumming. Most of the band musicians are also "griots" or "gewels" from Senegal and Mali.