Celebrate African Music: Youssou N’Dour
Below is the link to Youssou N’Dour’s latest album uploaded on June 7: http://www.myspace.com/youssoundour/music/albums/dakar-kingston-17710882
Youssou N'Dour has achieved much respect in his s 54 years. He has many talents, including singing, song writing, composing, percussion and even acting as well as successful businessman. This year he was appointed Senegal’s Minister of Tourism and Culture. In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa.
He is well-known for developing Senegalese music known as ‘mbalax’ which can be traced from the Serer music tradtion of ‘Niuup’ N'Dour. He has also been the protagonist in award-winning international films Return to Goree and Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love.
(Information courtesy of Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia).