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Youssou NDOUR

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The preservation of tradition is the lifeblood of a community and the identity of a culture. In West Africa history is bestowed from one generation to the next by Griots. As a modern-day Griot, Senegalese superstar Youssou Ndour comes from a lineage that is well versed in the art and responsibility of his creed. In his courageous commitment to justice, Ndour has created a humanitarian bridge which is especially needed in current times. Now, in a return to tradition, Youssou debuts an acoustic group melding complex rhythms and folk instruments with modern themes that explore his vision for Africa. His is the voice that Rolling Stone described as “so extraordinary that the history of Africa seems locked inside it.”