Video: Youssou N'dour on his new album Dakar-Kingston

Today music welcomes back that unmistakable tenor – the voice of Youssou N’dour captured on his new album Dakar-Kingston. Recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong studios, it’s an exciting project where he revisits some of his repertoire but adds to it a roots-reggae feel under the guidance of former member of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Tyrone Downie.  Other Wailers band members are also on board as are Jamaican poet/activist Muta […]

 

Benetton's teams up with Youssou N'Dour

Fashion house Benetton has teamed up with Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour to support his co-operative credit scheme, Birma.  The campaign, called Africa Works, puts a spotlight on the entrepreneurial spirit of Africans, particularly those from Senegal. It features Senegalese entrepreneurs who started small businesses from micro-credit loans. Benneton will help raise funds for N’Dour’s initiative. I have to admit, I love the campaign’s photographs as much as what it stands […]