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This was the album that made Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour the reigning king of Afro-pop we know and adore today. On tunes like the intoxicating "Immigrés/Bitim Rew", the raucous, celebratory "Taaw" and the dreamily emotional "Pitche Mi", he draws together the traditional instruments and close harmonies of the Sahel with the bold melodies and boisterous rhythms of American soul, creating the singularly addictive sound that would make him an icon forever.

Biography

Born: 1959 in Dakar, Senegal

Genre: World

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Some of the most exciting sounds to come out of Africa in the late '80s and 1990s were produced by Senegal-born vocalist Youssou N'Dour. Although rooted in the traditional music of his homeland, N'Dour consistently sought new means of expression. In addition to recording as a soloist, N'Dour collaborated with a lengthy list of influential artists including Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Neneh Cherry, and Branford Marsalis. A native of the impoverished Media section of Dakar, N'Dour inherited his musical...
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