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Nothing's In Vain (Coono du réér)

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Senegalese vocalist Youssou N'Dour has a knack for combining the traditional sounds of his homeland with the modern forms and structures of Western music, and this album—a pared-down, mostly acoustic Afro-pop masterpiece—may be the best example. African percussion and strings carry a catchy melody that could easily dominate the charts in America on "Tan Bi (Heat, Breeze, Tenderness)," while a splendid conflagration of instruments propel the sweet "Yaru (The Makings of Respect)" so eagerly, the electricity is hardly missed.

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Album bi nekh na torop sama khol bi dougou. All the songs are beautifully crafted the king of mbalakh. Papa You do sen morom I swear

Amazing album

This is the first time i bought an album on iTunes store cuz I love & know by heart each song of this album n needed to get it in my music playlist. Youssou is the best. Thanks for sharing ur amazing talent 😍😍


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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