Here’s To Life with Tori Reid

Ep. 17: Youssou N’Dour – Global Elder and Griot, the King of African World Music

March 14, 2021 Youssou N’Dour Season 2 Episode 17
Here’s To Life with Tori Reid
Ep. 17: Youssou N’Dour – Global Elder and Griot, the King of African World Music
Show Notes

Tori and Executive Producer Patrick A. Howell enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to vibe with a living legend and global icon from his home in Dakar, Senegal. He has been noted as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. He is known as the Ambassador of African music, the King of African Pop and in 2014, Rolling Stone magazine dubbed him ”perhaps the most famous singer alive” in Senegal and much of Africa. He is beloved by his people and has collaborated with other icons as Paul Simon, Sting and Bruce Springsteen. This Grammy Award-winning artist ran for President of his beloved Senegal in 2012, and was appointed as the Minister of Tourism. He embodies the meaning of the word, “Sankofa”. They talk about the inspiration behind his music, his heroes and friends Nelson Mandela and President Barack Obama, how love triumphs over racism, and so much more! Here’s to our beloved King of African World Music, Youssou N’Dour. 


Guest:  Youssou N’Dour
Host/Producer:  Tori Reid
Producer:  William Broughton
Executive Producer:  Patrick A. Howell
Executive Producer(s):  Amobé Mévégué and Patrick Abanda
Executive Producer(s):  Afrobiz and UBIZ News
Executive Producer:  Worldwide Afro Network (WAN)
Co-Executive Producer:  Tori Reid
Writer:  Patrick A. Howell with Tori Reid
Recorded and Edited by William Broughton
Lead Sponsor:  Vivreau Water
Marketing Sponsor(s):
Los Angeles Review of Books
Rebel Talk Network
Voiceover Artist(s):  Anthony LaFleur  *English translation
and Vïntóry Blake Moore
Logo Photography:  Bobby Holland / MPTV Images
Photo credit for Youssou N’Dour:  Youri Lenquette


All songs performed by Youssou N’Dour
Birima Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love (Film, 2000)
Wiri Wiri Joko: From Village to Town (2000)
7 Seconds with Neneh Cherry The Guide (Wommat) (1994)
My Hope Is in You” Joko: From Village to Town (2000)
Undecided” The Guide (Wommat) (1994)
Takuta” History (2019)

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