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Youssou N'Dour

African singer Youssou n'Dour was born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1959. He sang at neighborhood gatherings as a youngster and by his mid-teens was performing with Senegal's most successful 1970s pop group, the Star Band. N'Dour's own ensemble, the Etoile de Dakar or The Super Etoile, was formed in 1979 and has become one of the top Afro-pop bands of all time.

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Youssou N'Dour

December 27, 2010 The Senegalese singer is a musical chameleon capable of a seductive whisper or a siren's cry.

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November 26, 2007 The Grammy-winning musician discusses his new album and the inspiring messages behind his lyrics.

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November 4, 2007 All Songs Considered presents some of the best African music out right now.

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October 12, 2007 Host Bob Boilen looks at some of the most anticipated CDs coming out before the end of the year,...

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November 11, 2002 New acoustic music from Youssou N'dour; The African fusion of Mali's Salif Keita; The remastered...

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December 27, 2007 Banning Eyre picks the year's best music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Joko: The Link

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  • Album: Joko: The Link
  • Artist: Youssou N'Dour
  • Label: Elektra/Asylum
  • Released: 2000
 

Rokku Mi Rokka

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  • Album: Rokku Mi Rokka
  • Artist: Youssou N'Dour
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2007
 

Hera Ma Nono

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  • Album: Hera Ma Nono
  • Artist: Extra Golden
  • Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Released: 2007
 

Bokoor Beats Afro Beat @ Highlife

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  • Album: Bokoor Beats Afro Beat @ Highlife
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Otrabanda
 

Vieux Farka Touré

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  • Album: Vieux Farka Touré
  • Artist: Vieux Farka Touré
  • Label: World Village
  • Released: 2007