Youssou N'Dour's Egypt is a radical change of pace for the Senegalese singer/songwriter. Throughout his career, N'Dour has adapted his indigenous musical heritage to the pop sounds of world music. On Egypt, N'Dour and his quartet have created rhythmic and melodic arrangements for material from the Arabic world. Joining N'Dour's quartet for this recording is the renowned Fathy Salama Orchestra, a 14-piece traditional music ensemble.
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.
Album · 2004 · 8 Songs. More By Youssou N'Dour. See All. Youssou N'Dour and His Friends.
Studio album by Youssou N'Dour. N'Dour combines both West African and North African musical influences. The record uses instruments from both regions, such as the West-African kora and the Arab oud. The lyrics are in praise of the tolerance of the Senegalese version of Islam and more specifically his Muslim brotherhood, the Mouridiya.
Complete your Youssou N'Dour collection. referencing Egypt, CD, Album, 79694-2. Nonesuch Records gets major respect for being gutsy enough to release the quantity of Mbalax music that they do and getting this particularly West African sound out to a broader audience. This record by the Youssou N'Dour sees a departure from his usual melange of Mbalax and Afropop. This time he sings in Arabic (rather than Wolof/French) and fuses traditionally Islamic musical instrumentation, verses and idioms with those of his native Senegal. No, that is not a paradox!
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Youssou N'Dour has been the leading ambassador for Senegalese music ever since his association with Peter Gabriel in the mid 1980s. His crossover success peaked at "Seven Seconds", the mega-selling 1994 hit with Neneh Cherry. But even in this light, Egypt comes as a surprise. And a breath of fresh air. Only the coda of the opening track "Allah" betrays any European or American pop influences, with its echoes of (I kid you not!) Led Zeppelin's "The Battle of Evermore". Its not an immediate album by any means, and some may miss the major chords and frenetic mbalax rhythms of his other work, which only surface in restrained form on "Cheikh Ibra Fall". In their place are loping North African grooves, trilling flutes, the buzzing drones of various Egyptian reed instruments and big sweeping string arrangements.