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Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour
Country
Senegal
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Youssou N'Dour was born in Dakar in 1959 and began singing as a child performer at neighborhood gatherings in the tough Medina section of Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. He took formally to the stage at age 12 and by his mid-teens was singing regularly with the Star Band, the most successful group in Senegal at that time. In 1979, he formed his own ensemble, the Etoile de Dakar, which then evolved into The Super Etoile. This band, guided by Youssou N'Dour has crafted and invented a thoroughly modern African pop style, one which has gone on to influence artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon.
Website
http://youssou.com
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Releases on file (4)
Youssou N'Dour — Set Youssou N'Dour — Set
(Virgin 2-91426, 1990, CD)
Ryuichi Sakamoto — Beauty Ryuichi Sakamoto — Beauty
(Virgin VJD-32235, 1989, CD)
Peter Gabriel — Passion Peter Gabriel — Passion
(Geffen Records 9 24206-2, 1989, CD)
Peter Gabriel — So Peter Gabriel — So
(Geffen Records 9 24088-2, 1986, CD)

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