Youssou Ndour

Music, Folk, country and blues
Youssou Ndour for Bluesfest 2018
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The pride of Senegal is set to play spectacular Bluesfest sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney

[Sponsored] According to Rolling Stone, Youssou Ndour is “perhaps the most famous singer alive in Senegal and much of Africa”. Australian audiences know him through his work with Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel and his smash hit 1994 single ‘7 Seconds’, featuring Neneh Cherry.

Ndour is beloved by fans around the world for his character-filled tenor and his jubilant, charismatic stage presence. His upcoming Australian performances will feature acrobatic dancers and some of Senegal’s best singers and musicians, adding up to a spectacular event.

The multi-talented Ndour currently serves as Minister Advisor to the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, and is tasked with promoting the West African nation to the world. He was recently honoured with the Praemium Imperiale for Music in 2017 – an international prize recognising lifetime achievement that’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize.

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