Youssou N'Dour - Joko (The Link) mp3 album
Youssou N'Dour (French pronunciation: ; born 1 October 1959) is a Senegalese singer, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman, and politician. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine described him as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa. From April 2012 to September 2013, he was Senegal's Minister of Tourism.
Youssou N'Dour is a man of the earth, not a product of knob-twiddlers and keyboard hustlers. His countryman Baaba Maal crested heavenly plateaus with the all-acoustic Missing You (2001), after having crashed earthward with the overproduced Nomad Soul (1998). These records finds the mbalax spirit of Senegalese Afro-pop hopelessly diluted with studio meddling. The thing that saves Joko is the omnipresence of N'Dour, whose voice and spirit somehow manage to bring warmth and light out of the murk.
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Gainde - Voices From the Heart of Africa. Yandé Codou Sène, Youssou N'dour. Joko - From Village To Town. Volume 1 - Absa Gueye. 7 Seconds: The Best Of Youssou N'Dour.
The synthmelt and fancy layering with which he once made nice now subject one-worlders' cosmic creature comforts to a specifically Senegalese technological elegance-and reality. The endlessly gorgeous "Birima" honors the elders with a melody for the ages, "Medemba" defends a beleaguered union boss.
Drawing both on mbalax rhythms-infused with strong Cuban and Caribbean inflections (not to mention American jazz, rock, and soul)-and a more universal urban sensibility, Joko is a confluence of both musical and spiritual influences. Executive Producers of the Nonesuch Release: Youssou N’Dour, Thomas Rome & David Bither Album Executive Producer: Michelle Lahana. Cover Art: Nonesuch Selection Number
|3||Mademba (The Electricity Is Out Again)|
|6||She Doesn't Need To Fall|
|10||My Hope Is In You|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A.
- Copyright (c) – Nonesuch
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|COL 489718-2, 4897182000||Youssou N'Dour||Joko (From Village To Town) (CD, Album)||Columbia, Columbia||COL 489718-2, 4897182000||Europe||2000|
|SMA 489718-1, 4897181003||Youssou N'Dour||Joko - From Village To Town (2xLP)||Sony Music, Columbia||SMA 489718-1, 4897181003||Europe||2000|
|489718 2||Youssou N'Dour||Joko - From Village To Town (CD, Album)||Columbia||489718 2||Australia||1999|
|SMA 489718-2 / 4897182003||Youssou N'Dour||Joko - From Village To Town (CD, Album)||Sony Music||SMA 489718-2 / 4897182003||France||2000|
|SAMPCD 8018||Youssou N'Dour||Joko - From Village To Town (CD, Album, Promo)||Columbia||SAMPCD 8018||France||2000|