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Youssou N'Dour

Summary: Youssou N'Dour has come to attention to Europe and America when he contributed backing vocals to Peter Gabriel 's ", In Your Eyes", , but he'd been performing and recording in his native Senegal for some time. Youssou was born in Medina in Dakar, Senegal, and started his music career singing in small clubs in Dakar in the wolof language, which is predominantly spoken in Senegal and Gambia. He's most popular for his mbalax beat which gave him the title ", Roi de Mbalax", (King of Mbalax), and is a household name in Senegal...

Filed under: africa, african, senegal, world, World Music

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