Youssou N'Dour

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by Youssou N'Dour

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1 October 1959, Dakar, Senegal. Born in the Medina, or ‘old town’, district of Dakar, N’Dour is the son of Ndeye Sokhna Mboup, herself a well-known traditional musician, who gave him his grounding in the traditional music of the Wolof people. His first public performances came with two local music and drama groups, including Sine Dramatic, which he joined in 1972. The following year he made his first public appearance with a modern band, singing with Orchestre Diamono. In 1975,... Read more

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