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Youssou N'Dour

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Youssou N’dour Et Le Super Etoile De Dakar: London Venue

Live Review by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 26 May 1984

SINCE I BOUGHT Etoile de Dakar’s Thiapathioly LP two years ago, the band have become ‘Super’ and the lead singer has achieved star status, making ...

Youssou N'Dour: Voix d'Afrique

Interview by Mark Sinker, New Musical Express, 31 May 1986

2005 note: My very first full-length music piece for NME? I so much wish Youssou had not let himself be kidnapped by P.Gabriel. Marcello Carlin ...

Super Star of Dakar: Youssou N'Dour

Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 8 December 1986

PETER GABRIEL HAS often acknowledged the influence of Third World styles on his recent songs and the veteran British rocker is paying back that debt ...

Peter Gabriel, Youssou N'Dour: Earls Court, London

Live Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 4 July 1987

THE '70S DINOSAURS are dying out; either through lack of brain, excess of dosh or both. ...

Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

Report and Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 3 June 1989

YOUSSOU N'DOUR and PETER GABRIEL, the pair that have set so many causes alight, have combined again, this time to champion female emancipation. LEN BROWN ...

Can Youssou N'Dour Score?

Profile and Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 13 July 1989

With a little help from Peter Gabriel, Senegal's top artist looks to the West ...

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Dominion, London

Live Review by David Toop, The Times, 27 March 1990

Dissolving the borders ...

Mandela's Day — The Journey To Freedom

Report and Interview by Ted Mico, Melody Maker, 28 April 1990


Youssou N'Dour is All Set

Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 1 August 1990

YOUSSOU N'DOUR has supplanted King Sunny Ade as the most visible African artist to Western pop audiences since the current surge of international interest in ...

Youssou N'Dour: Hammersmith Palais, London

Live Review by David Toop, The Times, 20 November 1990

YOUSSOU N'DOUR has been described as the first World Music superstar; as meaningless titles go, this is hard to beat and offers the remarkable Senegalese ...

Ryuichi Sakamoto: invisible jukebox

Interview by Mark Sinker, The Wire, October 1994

Every month we play a musician a series of records which they're asked to identify and comment on — with no prior knowledge of what ...

Youssou N'Dour: The Forum, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 24 December 2002

YOUSSOU N'DOUR has much to thank his mother for. On her advice, this year, the Senegalese superstar stopped trying to please the pop audience that ...

Youssou N'Dour: A Song and a Prayer

Profile and Interview by Mark Hudson, The Observer, 23 May 2004

As the first superstar of world music, Youssou N'Dour has consistently sought to reconcile Africa and the West, but his most personal record yet is ...

Youssou N'Dour: Egypt (Nonesuch)

Review by Charlie Gillett, The Observer, 18 July 2004

THIS BEAUTIFUL record is a new album by Youssou N'Dour, but it is not 'the new Youssou N'Dour album'. We have had one of those ...

Various Artists: 20 Years History – The Very Best of Syllart Productions

Review by Charlie Gillett, Observer Music Monthly, 21 December 2004

Ibrahim Sylla is African music's answer to the likes of Berry Gordy. Charlie Gillett pays homage to the man whose influence is felt from Paris ...

Various Artists: Golden Afrique, Vol 1

Review by Charlie Gillett, Observer Music Monthly, February 2005

MOST OF THESE wonderfully atmospheric, seminal recordings were made in West Africa during the 1970s, a decade when a regime change was happening in recording ...


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