Youssou NDOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE, Coming to Theaters on June 12!

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Tuesday June 02, 2009

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the new award winning documentary film about world music superstar Youssou N’Dour Youssou N’Dour: I BRING WHAT I LOVE, is coming to theaters on June 12!

Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love is a music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man’s voice to inspire change. N’Dour is the highest selling African artist of all time and has collaborated with musical superstars like Bono, Neneh Cherry and Peter Gabriel. At home in Senegal, the Grammy-award winning artist is an inspiration for generations. The film chronicles N’Dour, a devout Sufi Muslim, as he releases a deeply personal and religious album called Egypt in the hope of promoting a more tolerant face of Islam. Almost instantly, his fellow Senegalese reject the album, and denounce his actions as blasphemous. Director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi follows N’Dour for over two years—filming in Africa, Europe, and America—to tell the story of how he faces these challenges and eventualy wins over audiences both at home and abroad.

“A singer with a voice so extraordinary the history of Africa seems locked inside it.” Rolling Stone

Exclusive New York engagements start Friday June 12

The Paris Theater
IFC Center
BAM Rose Cinemas

We need your help to get the word out about one of the most important new films about Africa! Please mark your calendars for the weekend of June 12th as the time to go see the film. Opening weekend box office sales are CRITICAL, as they determine how wide it will be released across the country. In other words, WE NEED TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO SEE THIS FILM! With your help, we can bring N’Dour’s inspiring story and positive vision of Africa to the widest audience possible!

How you can help bring the love:

1. Go see the film on opening weekend. Opening weekend box office sales are CRITICAL, as they determine how wide a film will be released across the country 2. Send emails to your family, friends, classmates, congregations, soccer teams, and other personal networks telling them about the film. 3. Organize a group of friends to see the film. 4. Organize a group of 25 or more and you will win two tickets to see Youssou N’Dour and Le Super Etoile perform during their US tour in November 2009, and get to meet Youssou N’Dour! Send 25 ticket stubs to 42 West, Attn: Frank Lomento, 220 West 42nd Street # 12, New York, NY 10036. 5. Visit the film’s website and join the email list to be entered into the Spread The Love sweepstakes. Prizes include tickets to the film’s premiere, CDs, signed posters, t-shirts, and buttons.

6. Join the film on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: - Follow the film on Twitter: Subscribe to for exclusive videos and music!

Please support this incredible film in any way you can. Make sure to see the film opening weekend and bring your friends to enjoy Youssou N’Dour’s powerful message and spread the love!