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Youssou N'Dour's Profile

Brief about Youssou N'Dour: By info that we know Youssou N'Dour was born at 1959-10-01. And also Youssou N'Dour is Senegalese Musician.

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I look at my people, and I look at those who control them - the political elite. And the sad thing is that the elites are just not interested in the welfare of the people.

Tags: Control, Political, Sad

I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa - the economic poverty, the corruption - there's a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America.

Tags: Feeling, Happiness, Life

I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that fits standard Western ideas - it's always related to culture, to music, to religion. It is a dominant religion in Senegal.

Tags: Culture, Music, Religion

If you come from Africa with your economic poverty and your cultural riches, and you meet someone like Peter Gabriel or a person from a big record company, and they tell you that what you are doing is marvelous, that makes you feel powerful.

Tags: Big, Powerful, Someone

In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken.

Tags: Attitude, Culture, Faith

Music in Africa often contains messages. Music in Senegal, and Africa, is never music for music's sake or solely for entertainment. It's always a vehicle for social connections, discussions and ideas.

Tags: Music, Often, Social

The question of modernization is central to disturbances in the Middle East and in Africa. Everyone is after modernization, no matter where they come from. But you have to be careful about it, and more importantly, you have to have sense about it.

Tags: After, Everyone, Sense

Western record companies haven't always dealt with African musicians in the best way. Giving them a lot of money and telling them they're going to be bigger than Phil Collins is the wrong way to do it!

Tags: Best, Giving, Money

When I'm in Senegal, I can't just sit in isolation making music. People need my help. And the Senegalese people helped create my music. It comes from the country itself.

Tags: Country, Help, Music

Africa is the future.

Tags: Africa, Future

I can assure you that I have never used my media companies for propaganda, and I will never do so.

Tags: Media, Propaganda, Used

I don't really see myself as an actor.

Tags: Actor

I grew up with reggae music.

Tags: Music, Reggae

I have studied at the school of the world.

Tags: School, Studied

I have to protect my family and have a life with them that is completely private.

Tags: Family, Life, Private

I love meeting interesting people and doing things with them.

Tags: Love, Meeting

I really want to bring the message of love that is Islam to people; bring something new to that familiar face.

Tags: Face, Islam, Love

I respect music, I do. I love it.

Tags: Love, Music, Respect

I want to use my music to deliver a political message and sometimes to denounce, but I don't want to be a politician.

Tags: Music, Political, Sometimes

I'm a modern Muslim. I pray, and if I have a question, I ask someone who is more educated in the religion than me.

Tags: Question, Religion, Someone