Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Youssou N'Dour - History

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

History

Youssou Ndour

Digital booklet

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

Youssou N’Dour is nothing new to music history. His long and sparkling career has touched Senegalese souls since the start of the 80s and western ears since the mid-90s. The "Nightingale of Dakar" is today recognized as one of the most beautiful African voices. At a time where urban West African music is influencing productions worldwide, Youssou cements his role as an intergenerational inspiration, revisiting his past and that of his predecessors as well as welcoming young artists with promising futures. History begins with a homage to his touring companion Habib Faye, Super Etoile’s historical bassist who recently passed away. The first number holds his name and the fourth, Ay Conno, his style. It consists of a revisiting of some of his old songs like Salimata and Birima, a cover suggested to him by Seinabo Sey, a young and powerful singer of Gambian origin, born and living in Sweden. This association would never have formed without his greatest success, 7 seconds, sung with Neneh Cherry, a fellow Swedish resident.


Mohombi (Hello), whose prominence was boosted by associations with Akon, Nelly and Pitbull is another Swedish native certainly loyal to the Senegalese artist. Another remarkable collaboration with contemporary music is Tell Me composed by Mike Banger, producer for the New-Orleans rapper, Lil Wayne. This youthful entourage that constitutes his admirers, should surely guarantee the enthusiasm and curiosity of the younger generations. But the most emotional aspect of this album is that it awakens the memory of a pioneer of African who transmitted his culture to the western world. Takuta and My Child are songs, that were until now unrealized, of Nigerian vocalist and percussionist Babatunde Olatunji, who played a predominant role in the conveyance of African culture to the United States in the 60s. Shortly before his death in 2003, Olatunji entrusted his recordings to his nephew who had the bright idea of passing them on to the Senegalese star. It is a successful mix. The virtual duo are more reason to focus on such an important part of musical history. © Benjamin Minimum/Qobuz

More info

History

Youssou N'Dour

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app
Listen on Webplayer

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 40 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this album and more than 40 million songs with your unlimited streaming plans.

1
Habib Faye 00:03:39

Youssou Ndour, Author, Artist, MainArtist - Maximilliano Calo, Composer - YOUSSOU NDOUR & TBI PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

2
Birima (feat. Seinabo Sey) 00:03:18

Mamadou Mbaye, Composer - Seinabo Sey, Author, FeaturedArtist - Universal Music Publishing, OriginalPublisher - Youssou Ndour, Composer, Author, Artist, MainArtist - Ndeye Mbaye, Composer - YOUSSOU NDOUR & TBI PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

3
Confession 00:04:00

Universal Music Publishing, OriginalPublisher - Youssou Ndour, Author, Artist, MainArtist - Mike Bangerz, Composer - YOUSSOU NDOUR & TBI PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

4
Ay Coono La 00:03:56

Habib Faye, Composer - Youssou Ndour, Composer, Author, Artist, MainArtist - YOUSSOU NDOUR & TBI PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

5
My Child (feat. Babatunde Olatunji) 00:04:08

Babatunde Olatunji, Composer, Author, FeaturedArtist - Youssou Ndour, Composer, Author, Artist, MainArtist - Augustine Huche Ezra, Composer - YOUSSOU NDOUR & TBI PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher - Ayo Ajisebutu, Author

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

6
Macoumba 00:04:26

Youssou Ndour, Composer, Author, Artist, MainArtist - YOUSSOU NDOUR & TBI PUBLISHING / UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

7
Salimata 00:04:14

Youssou Ndour, Composer, Author, Artist, MainArtist - YOUSSOU NDOUR ET TBI PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

8
Hello (Remix) 00:03:31

Mohombi, Artist - Thomas G'son, Composer, Author - Mohombi Moupondo, Composer, Author - Youssou Ndour, Artist - Alexandru Cotoi, Composer, Author - Linea Deb, Composer, Author - Youssou Ndour, Mohombi, MainArtist - YOUSSOU NDOUR & TBI PUBLISHING / UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING / GLOBAL MUSIC / POWERHOUSE LTD / WARNER CHAPPELL MUSIC / NORTHBOUND PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

9
Takuta (feat. Babatunde Olatunji) 00:03:31

Babatunde Olatunji, Composer, Author, FeaturedArtist - Youssou Ndour, Composer, Author, Artist, MainArtist - Augustine Huche Ezra, Composer - YOUSSOU NDOUR & TBI PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

10
Tell Me 00:04:06

Youssou Ndour, Author, Artist, MainArtist - Mike Bangerz, Composer - YOUSSOU NDOUR & TBI PUBLISHING, OriginalPublisher

2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office 2019 Youssou Ndour Head Office

Album Description

Youssou N’Dour is nothing new to music history. His long and sparkling career has touched Senegalese souls since the start of the 80s and western ears since the mid-90s. The "Nightingale of Dakar" is today recognized as one of the most beautiful African voices. At a time where urban West African music is influencing productions worldwide, Youssou cements his role as an intergenerational inspiration, revisiting his past and that of his predecessors as well as welcoming young artists with promising futures. History begins with a homage to his touring companion Habib Faye, Super Etoile’s historical bassist who recently passed away. The first number holds his name and the fourth, Ay Conno, his style. It consists of a revisiting of some of his old songs like Salimata and Birima, a cover suggested to him by Seinabo Sey, a young and powerful singer of Gambian origin, born and living in Sweden. This association would never have formed without his greatest success, 7 seconds, sung with Neneh Cherry, a fellow Swedish resident.


Mohombi (Hello), whose prominence was boosted by associations with Akon, Nelly and Pitbull is another Swedish native certainly loyal to the Senegalese artist. Another remarkable collaboration with contemporary music is Tell Me composed by Mike Banger, producer for the New-Orleans rapper, Lil Wayne. This youthful entourage that constitutes his admirers, should surely guarantee the enthusiasm and curiosity of the younger generations. But the most emotional aspect of this album is that it awakens the memory of a pioneer of African who transmitted his culture to the western world. Takuta and My Child are songs, that were until now unrealized, of Nigerian vocalist and percussionist Babatunde Olatunji, who played a predominant role in the conveyance of African culture to the United States in the 60s. Shortly before his death in 2003, Olatunji entrusted his recordings to his nephew who had the bright idea of passing them on to the Senegalese star. It is a successful mix. The virtual duo are more reason to focus on such an important part of musical history. © Benjamin Minimum/Qobuz

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
So Peter Gabriel
Blinding Lights The Weeknd
Peter Gabriel 1: Car Peter Gabriel
The Lion King Various Artists
More on Qobuz
By Youssou N'Dour
The Guide (Wommat) Youssou N'Dour
Africa Rekk Youssou N'Dour
Habib Faye Youssou N'Dour
Confession Youssou N'Dour
You may also like...
Control Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Zantoda Mark III
KOKOROKO Kokoroko
Manga Mayra Andrade
African Giant Burna Boy
In your panoramas...
Tuareg Blues: The Rock Oasis

Since the Tuareg group Tinariwen released their first official album in 2002, entitled “The Radio Tisdas Sessions”, their guitar-soaked electric music has become a category of rock - one that is recognised and respected from Bamako to Los Angeles. This international success has allowed many musicians from the Sahara to get their music heard. And Western rockers have often been attracted to this poetic music emanating from the sand dunes and rocky expanses.

Let’s Head for Cape Verde

Ever since the Portuguese annexed this collection of desert islands in the 15th century to make it a slave trade hub, the Black and Portuguese populations have mixed over time to give birth to a brand new language and brand new music—each island more or less developing its own style—, transforming the Cape Verdean dry lands into a bottomless talent pool.

The Great History of Malian Music

Mandingo traditions or urban intersections, ancestral chants from the griots or dance bands on the day following the Independence, the family tree of Malian music possesses deep roots, leafy branches and a strong sap. Let’s take a look back at the fascinating history.

In the news...