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Youssou N'Dour - Joko (The Link) mp3 album

  • Performer: Youssou N'Dour
  • Title: Joko (The Link)
  • Genre: World, Country
  • Country: Europe
  • Formats: DTS MP4 WMA VQF DMF DXD MP1
  • Released: 2000
  • MP3 album: 1951 mb
  • FLAC album: 1673 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 339
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


1 Wiri-Wiri
2 Birima
3 Mademba (The Electricity Is Out Again)
4 This Dream
5 Yama
6 She Doesn't Need To Fall
7 Miss
8 Beykat
9 Ligeey
10 My Hope Is In You
11 Red Clay

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A.
  • Copyright (c) – Nonesuch


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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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

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