Africa by Youssou N’Dour – Africa’s Best – Senegalese master artist
His voice & m u s i c brings tears to my eyes even though I have no idea what he is saying! Such is the p o w e r of sound.
M u s i c transcends language and c u l t u r e
A magnificent sound track. 8mins
Makes me wish I’d learnt to play a saxophone!
“Youssou N’Dour [jusu nˈduʁ] Senegalese, born 1st October 1959. Singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman & a politician…” – Wikipedia
He will be performing at W OMA D in UK 26 July – A f riend of mine is going so it’s fact!
W OMA D – Youssou N’Dour – Bio
W OMA D, W o r l d of M u s i c, A r t s and D a n c e, is an internationally established Festival bringing together artists from all over the globe. W OMA D continues to present m u s i c that we feel to be of excellence, passion and individuality, regardless of musical genre or geographical origin, to thousands of festival goers everywhere. As an organisation, W OMA D now works in many different ways, but our aims are always the same – at festivals, performance events, through recorded releases and through e d u c a t i o n a l projects, we aim to excite, to inform, and to create a w a r e n e s s of the worth and potential of a multicultural society.
B r a i n c h i l d of : Peter Gabrie l, Thomas Broom an and Bob Hooto n
Youssou N’Dour the activ ist.
2012 BBC reported “The court also barred S e n e g a l’s best-known m u s i c star Youssou N’Dour – an opponent of Mr Wade – from standing…(for President)
“the court barred Youssou N’Dour from running, saying many of the signatures he had gathered to support his candidacy could not be verified.
The G r a m m y award-winning musician had announced earlier this month that he would stand.
“The people are fed up with career politicians who almost all enriched themselves with the state’s money,” he said.
The list of candidates who can stand includes three former prime ministers, Idr issa Seck, Mack y Sall and Moustaph a Niasse as well as the main opposition leader Ousman e Tanor Dien g.” – BBC
No new p o s t s since April – If its his official Facebook page
Was reminded of Youssou N’Dour to day, seeing a v i d e o of him on a S o u t h African friends f/bk feed. Thanks Cecile!
S e n e g a l at a glance Bio
West A f r i c a
– in the African Union
Capital and largest city Dakar
Official languages French
Recognised regional languages
Wolof, Soninke, Serer, Fula, Maninka, Jola
1.0% European / Lebanese
Government Semi-presidential republic
President Macky Sall
Prime Minister Aminata Touré
U pper h ouse Senate
Lower house Nat ional Ass embly
from Francea 20 June 1960
Withdrawal from the Mali
Federation 20 August 1960
– Total 196,712 km2 (87th)
76,000 sq mi
– Water (%) 2.1
2013 estimate 13,567,338 (67th)
2002 census 9,967,299
Density 68.0/km2 (134th)
GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
– Total $26.574 billion
Per capita $2,026
GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
– Total $13.864 billion
– Per capita $1,057
Gini (2011) 40.3
HDI (2012) Increase 0.470
low · 154th
Currency CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone UTC
Drives on the right
Calling code +221
ISO 3166 code SN
In ternet TLD .sn
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