The release date of Youssou Ndour’s next album is known. It will be November 12, 2021. The Mbalax king returns with a 10-track opus that, according to those who worked on it, will mark a turning point in the career of one of the icons of African music.
The appointment is set by music lovers for November 12, 2021. After the upcoming single, «Wanni Ko» released last July, they will be able to discover Youssou Ndour’s new album in its entirety. An opus of 10 tracks concocted under the direction of his brother, Bouba Ndour. We also learn that Balla Diakité, brother of Sidiki Diakité participated in the realization of this album.
I can assure you that it is a fresh and new album. The fans, for sure, will not be disappointed. It is a new turning point in his career and the goal each time is to set the bar higher and innovate. The energy that is released on the musical level, is very positive», announces Bouba Ndour.
This new release will bring to 17 the number of albums that Youssou Ndour has put on the market since his first «Immigrants» in 1985. Born on October 1, 1959, in Dakar, Youssou N’Dour turned very early on to the arts. From the age of eleven, he joined the theatre company «Sine Dramatique». During a performance, he is spotted by a musician who recommends him to the members of the band, famous in Africa, the «Super Diamono». Invited to follow the group in Gambia to give a concert, Youssou N’Dour does not hesitate to leave the family home, braving the paternal ban.
On his return, Youssou N’Dour will express his artistic desires and convince his parents to let him join the Institut des Arts de Dakar. At the same time, he created a formation «L’étoile de Dakar» with the singer El Hadj Faye. Despite the success, Youssou N’Dour chose to leave the band in 1981 to form «Le Super étoile». The popularity of this new band is exceptional.
At 24, Youssou N’Dour already established himself as the new representative of Senegalese music. Since then, it has continued to grow, becoming one of the best known representatives of African music around the world, along with Miriam Makeba, Manu Dibango, Mory Kanté etc…
Source Afriquinfos / Par Boniface T.