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Youssou London date

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:18 pm
by Ian A.
This just in. I also note from the venue web site that they have the Blind Boys Of Alabama & Mavis Staples on July 17th, and the very wonderful Cake on July 12th.


Youssou N'Dour, one of the most celebrated African musicians in history, will perform an exclusive concert at London's new state-of-the-art Indigo venue on Saturday July 21.  The New York Times has called Youssou N'Dour 'One of the world's greatest singers,' and has described his voice as an 'Arresting tenor, a supple weapon deployed with prophetic authority.' 

Live date - July:
Sat 21  London, Indigo 7pm £20 - £40

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster (0844 844 0002),

SEE Tickets (0870 405 0448) and Ticketline (0870 444 5556).

Visit for more information.

Renowned for his remarkable range and poise and for his prodigious musical intelligence as a writer, bandleader, and producer, Youssou N'Dour absorbs the entire Senegalese musical spectrum in his work, often filtering this through the lens of genre-defying rock or pop music from outside his culture. N'Dour has made mbalax - a blend of Senegal's traditional griot percussion and praise-singing with Afro-Cuban music - famous throughout the world during more than twenty years of recording and touring outside of Senegal with his band, The Super Etoile.  Today, N'Dour and The Super Etoile, acknowledged as Africa's most popular international live band, continue to play challenging Senegalese roots music. The Guardian has called their music 'The finest example yet of the meeting of African and Western music: wholesome, urgent and thoughtful,' while fRoots has dubbed him the 'African artist of the century'. 

Youssou N'Dour's acclaimed album Egypt was released on Nonesuch Records in 2004 and was a worldwide commercial and critical success. It was rated one of the year's best releases by the likes of MOJO, Daily Telegraph, Observer, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Songlines, Metro, The Times and fRoots, and went on to win the GRAMMY® Award for 'Best Contemporary World Music Album' and the 'Critics Award For Album Of The Year' at the BBC Radio 3 Awards For World Music. In 2005 N'Dour won the MOBO Award for 'Best African Act' and he performed at three Live8 concerts in London, Paris and Cornwell alongside Dido. Nonesuch Records will release Youssou N'Dour's new studio album this autumn. 

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:23 pm
by uiwangmike
Youssou N'Dour did a great show in Seoul a few weeks ago, but included nothing from Egypt. I guess he may assume a greater familiarity with his back catalog from a London audience.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:15 pm
by Ian A.
Slow on the uptake that I am, I only just realised that this is the venue formerly known as the Millennium Dome - it doesn't seem to say that on the web site. Is this called "doing a Sellafield?"

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:26 pm
by NormanD
Ian A. wrote:I only just realised that this is the venue formerly known as the Millennium Dome. Is this called "doing a Sellafield?"
What happens if an act dies there?