Youssou N'Dour

Born in Dakar in 1959, N'Dour is a singer endowed with remarkable range and poise, and, as a composer, bandleader, and producer, with a prodigious musical intelligence. The New York Times has described his voice as “an arresting tenor, deployed with prophetic authority,” one that “soars heavenward with passion and then wafts tenderly toward earth.”

As a craftsman of an inimitable brand of ensemble music, N'Dour absorbs the entire diversity of the Senegalese musical spectrum in his work, often filtering his country’s musical heritage through a modernist lens of genre-defying rock or pop music from outside Senegalese culture.

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Fatteliku
Fatteliku
Real World Records
2015
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7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N
7 Seconds: The Best...
Columbia Records
2004
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Joko (The Link)
Joko (The Link)
Nonesuch Records
2002
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[no cover]
In Concert 560 -...
Magnetic Records
1993
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[no cover]
The Rubberband Man /...
Magnetic Records
1986
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[no cover]
Nelson Mandela
Magnetic Records
1985
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