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Youssou N'Dour at 50: Africa's Greatest Star

4 Extra Debut. Robin Denselow profiles the musician Youssou N'Dour, interviewing the singer in his home city, Dakar, in Senegal. From September 2009.

Robin Denselow profiles the musician Youssou N'Dour as he reaches his 50th birthday, and travels to Senegal to interview the singer in his home city of Dakar.

Denselow analyses not just his music but the way N'Dour has used it for the benefit of his country and his continent. He had huge success with the duet 7 Seconds with Neneh Cherry in 1994, but he has been making music for nearly 40 years and has collaborated with many international artists.

Contributors include Peter Gabriel, Branford Marsalis, DJ Charlie Gillett and Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab.

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30 minutes

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Tue 5 Jul 2016 01:30

Music Played

  • Youssou Ndour

    Bamako

    • Hey You! The Best of Youssou N'Dour.
  • Youssou Ndour

    Tan Bi

    • Nothing's in Vain.
  • Youssou Ndour

    Shakin' The Tree

    • Hey You! The Best of Youssou N'Dour.
  • Youssou Ndour

    [Title Not Given]

  • Youssou Ndour

    Boul Baye Kou

    BBC recording of WOMAD festival, 2009

  • Youssou Ndour

    Immigr├ęs/Bitim Rew

    • Hey You! The Best of Youssou N'Dour.
  • Youssou Ndour & Neneh Cherry

    7 Seconds

    • The Guide.
  • Youssou Ndour

    Touba - Daru Salaam

    • Egypt.
  • Youssou Ndour

    Li Ma Weesu

    • Nothing's In Vain.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Youssou Ndour

    Birima

    • Joko (from Village to Town).

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