Youssou N'Dour

Vrai Nom:
Youssou Madjiguène Ndour
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Youssou n'Dour was born in Dakar in 1959 and began singing as a child performer at neighborhood gatherings in the tough Medina section of Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. He took formally to the stage at age 12 and by his mid-teens was singing regularly with the Star Band, the most successful group in Senegal at that time. In 1979, he formed his own ensemble, the Etoile de Dakar, which, by 1981, had evolved into The Super Etoile. The most famous band in Africa, The Super Etoile, guided by Youssou N'Dour has crafted and invented a thoroughly modern African pop style, one which has gone on to influence artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel and Paul Simon.

It was Gabriel, in fact, who introduced N'Dour to American and British artists via his So album (in 1986) and took N'Dour and The Super Etoile on the road with him in a subsequent world tour. In 1988, Youssou N'Dour was a co-headliner on the Amnesty International "Human Rights Now!" tour alongside Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Tracy Chapman. It was during the "Human Rights Now!" tour that N'Dour first heard Chimes Of Freedom and became friends with Branford Marsalis, who appears on The Guide.

N'Dour's first international album releases on Virgin, The Lion (1989), produced by George Acogny and containing the N'Dour-Gabriel composed single "Shaking The Tree"; and Set (1990), produced by Brian Eno-compadre Michael Brook, prompted Brian Cullman to write in Rolling Stone: "If any third world performer has a real shot at the sort of universal popularity last enjoyed by Bob Marley, it's Youssou, a singer with a voice so extraordinary that the history of Africa seems locked inside it."

In the summer of 1991, Youssou N'Dour signed to Spike Lee's 40 Acres & A Mule Musicworks label, distributed by Columbia. N'Dour was impressed by Lee's stated commitment to "enlarging the legacy of great African-American music" in a wide range of styles and Lee's belief that N'Dour's music constituted a part of that legacy. The result of that union was 1992's Eyes Open; self-produced by N'Dour at his own state-of-the-art Xippi Studio in Dakar and featuring The Super Etoile, Eyes Open went on to win a Grammy Award nomination.

Since the release of Eyes Open, Youssou N'Dour was made an ambassador for UNICEF in conjunction with the Year Of The Child. In July 1993, an African opera composed by N'Dour premiered at the Paris Opera. N'Dour was the subject of a recent episode of the BBC's Rhythms Of The World program.
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E.D.008, E.D 008 Youssou N'Dour - Mouride illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar - Mouride (Album) Not On Label (Etoile De Dakar Self-released) E.D.008, E.D 008 France 1982 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Independance Vol. 3 illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* Independance Vol. 3(Cass, Album) Touba K7 none Senegal 1982 Vendre cette version
MCA 304 Youssou N'Dour - Ndiadiane Ndiaye illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* et le Super Etoile* Youssou Ndour* et le Super Etoile* - Ndiadiane Ndiaye(LP) MCA (3) MCA 304 France 1982 Vendre cette version
ED 010, ED 0010 Youssou N'Dour - Show !!! A Abidjan illustration d'album Youssou* Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar Youssou* Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar - Show !!! A Abidjan(LP, Album) Not On Label (Etoile De Dakar Self-released), Not On Label (Etoile De Dakar Self-released) ED 010, ED 0010 Gabon 1983 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Africa - Vol. 9 Deebeub  illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar - Africa - Vol. 9 Deebeub (Cass, Album) Super Etoile none Senegal 1984 Vendre cette version
1026 Youssou N'Dour - Vol.11 - Bekoor  illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar - Vol.11 - Bekoor (Album) AMHS 1026 Senegal 1985 Vendre cette version
CEL 6809 Youssou N'Dour - Djamil Inédits 84-85 illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* Djamil Inédits 84-85 (Album) Celluloid CEL 6809 France 1985 Vendre cette version
240 446 4 Youssou N'Dour - Nelson Mandela illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour Nelson Mandela (Album) Magnetic Records (9) 240 446 4 France 1985 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Vol.10 Ndobine   illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar - Vol.10 Ndobine (Cass, Album) Super Etoile none Senegal 1985 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Jamm - La Paix - Vol. 12 illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile I De Dakar* Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile I De Dakar* - Jamm - La Paix - Vol. 12(Cass, Album) Saprom Productions none Senegal 1986 Vendre cette version
ERT 1009 Youssou N'Dour - Nelson Mandela illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour And Super Etoile De Dakar* Youssou N'Dour And Super Etoile De Dakar* - Nelson Mandela (Album) Earthworks ERT 1009 UK 1986 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Vol. 13 Kocc Barma illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour et Le Super Etoile* Youssou N'Dour et Le Super Etoile* - Vol. 13 Kocc Barma(Cass, Album) Saprom Productions none Senegal 1987 Vendre cette version
66709-2 Youssou N'Dour - Immigrés / Bitim Rew illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* & Le Super Etoile De Dakar Youssou Ndour* & Le Super Etoile De Dakar - Immigrés / Bitim Rew (Album) Celluloid 66709-2 France 1985 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Vol. 14  Gaïndé  - Edition Africaine illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar Youssou N'Dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar - Vol. 14 Gaïndé - Edition Africaine(Cass, Album) Saprom Productions none Senegal 1988 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Set (Vol. 15) illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile* Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile* - Set (Vol. 15) (Album) Saprom Productions none Senegal 1989 Vendre cette version
VL 2584 Youssou N'Dour - The Lion illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour The Lion (Album) Virgin, Virgin VL 2584 Canada 1989 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Jamm - Vol. 15 Hors Serie illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile* Youssou Ndour* Et Le Super Etoile* - Jamm - Vol. 15 Hors Serie(Cass, Album) Saprom Productions none Senegal 1989 Vendre cette version
CN 5383/S Youssou N'Dour - In Concert-465 illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour In Concert-465(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5383/S UK 1989 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Set illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour Set (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin none France 1990 Vendre cette version
E 220192- 4 Youssou N'Dour - Xippi illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour & Le Super Etoile De Dakar Youssou N'Dour & Le Super Etoile De Dakar - Xippi (Album) EMI E 220192- 4 Ivory Coast 1991 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Live Olympia (World Tour) illustration d'album Youssou Ndour* et Le Super Etoile* Youssou Ndour* et Le Super Etoile* - Live Olympia (World Tour)(Cass, Album) Saprom Productions none Senegal 1991 Vendre cette version
471186 2, COL 471186 2 Youssou N'Dour - Eyes Open illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour Eyes Open (Album) Columbia, Columbia, 40 Acres And A Mule MusicWorks, 40 Acres And A Mule MusicWorks 471186 2, COL 471186 2 Europe 1992 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Spécial Noël illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour Spécial Noël (Album) Saprom Productions none Senegal 1993 Vendre cette version
TCD 0489 Youssou N'Dour - In Concert - 560 illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour In Concert - 560(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0489 UK 1993 Vendre cette version
none Youssou N'Dour - Live Bir Sorano Juin 93 (1) illustration d'album Youssou N'Dour & Le Super Etoile* Youssou N'Dour & Le Super Etoile* - Live Bir Sorano Juin 93 (1) (Album) PCS (2), Studio 2000 PCS none Senegal 1994 Vendre cette version