This Wednesday’s artist is Youssou N’Dour. He is without a doubt, the most famous Senegalese artist. He is a singer, songwriter, composer, actor, businessman, and politician. Yes, one of the very few artists in the political scene is N’Dour.
Every Wednesday of the week, Tunitemusic introduces a new artist and their works. These artists have been chosen regardless of their musical genre.
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine described Youssou N'dour as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa.
N’Dour has born on October 1st, 1959, in Dakar, Senegal. He has had an important rule in popularising the pop music of Senegal known as Senegambians, in the world. Though he is mostly known for his musical career, he is also an important figure in the world of cinema.
He is the subject of the award-winning films Return to Gorée (2007) directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud and Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love (2008) directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, which were released around the world. Also In 2006, N'Dour was cast as Olaudah Equiano in the film Amazing Grace.
1982: Ndiadiane Ndiaye
1982: Independance Vol. 3
1983: Show!!! An Abidjan
1985: Djamil Inédits 84-85
1985: Nelson Mandela
1989: The Lion
1992: Eyes Open
1994: The Guide (Wombat)
1995: Gainde – Voices from the Heart of Africa
1996: Djamil – an anthology
1997: St. Louis
1999: Special Fin D'annee Plus
1999: Le Grand Bal an Évry
2000: Joko: From Village to Town
2000: Joko: The Link
2000: Le Grand Bal
2001: Ba Tay
2001: Le Grand Bal a Bercy
2002: Nothing's in Vain (Coono Du Réér)
2004: Kirikou Et La Sorciere
2005: Jigeen Gni – single
2007: Alsaama Day
2007: Rokku Mi Rokka
2008: I Bring What I Love – film soundtrack
2009: Special Fin D'annee: Salagne-Salagne
2010: Dakar – Kingston
2011: Mbalakh Dafay Wakh
2016: Senegaal Rek
2016: Africa Rekk
2017: Seeni Valeurs
1995: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour
1996: Euleek Sibir with Omar Pene (You et Pene)
1997: Immigrés/Bitim Rew
1997: Inedits 84–85
1998: Best of the ‘80s
1998: Hey You: The Essential Collection 1988–1990
2001: Birth Of A Star
2002: Youssou N'Dour and His Friends
2002: The Rough Guide To Youssou N'Dour & Etoile de Dakar
2004: Bercy vol. 1 & 2
2004: 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour (Remastered)
2012: From Senegal to the world
2017: Raxas Bercy 2017
1986: So from Peter Gabriel - Backing vocals on In Your Eyes.
1989: Passion from Peter Gabriel - Backing vocals on A Different Drum, Passion.
1990: Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats from Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street and Shaking the Tree.
2003: Hit from Peter Gabriel - Backing vocals on In Your Eyes.
2005: Live 8: One Day, One Concert, One World - DVD Various Artists - Youssou N'Dour sings 7 Seconds with Dido.
2005: Live 8 Paris: DVD Various Artists - Youssou sings at the end of the concert New Africa/Lima Weesu.
2007: Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur Various Artists - Youssou sings Jealous Guy.
2008: Bord Ezanga Kombo from Koffi Olomide - Youssou on Festival.
2009: Les Amis Du Monde with the Lebanese Diva Majida El Roumi for The Francophone Games Opening - 2009 in Beirut