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Youssou N'Dour: Voice of Africa

Film telling the life story of Senegalese singer/composer Youssou N'Dour, with contributions from family, friends and band members, plus archive, home movies and performances.

Documentary telling the remarkable life story of Senegal's most renowned singer/composer, Youssou N'Dour. He found international fame with the song 7 Seconds, but he became the voice of Africa through the emotional power of his songs followed by a dangerous move into politics. The film tracks Youssou's personal journey, with performances and rare footage from around the world, beginning in the remote desert landscape where Youssou chose to announce his return to music in February 2013. Featuring contributions from Youssou himself, his family, friends and band members, Peter Gabriel and Neneh Cherry, plus archive, home movies and performances from throughout his career.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 2 Sep 2013 02:20

BBC Four: World Music Season

BBC Four: World Music Season

This programme is part of BBC Four's World Music Season.

From afrobeat to zydeco via juju, panpipes and Uzbek folk, this is the story of the music that broadened our horizons.


Role Contributor
Director Jeremy Marre
Producer Nick de Grunwald