Youssou Ndour and Le Super Etoile are back in Brussels for an amazing new concert.
14th September 2019 at Forest National
World known artist, Yousou Ndour is one of the most beautiful voices of Africa; he has earned international recognition for his work and his humanitarian commitments. He will play several songs from his most inspiring songs, accompanied by his group ‘Le Super Étoile de Dakar’ in a two-hour music festival!
This unique event will bring together all fans of “World Music” and African rhythms.
Organised by Phrenos & Dakar Company.
Listen to his new album: History
“Aside from his sublime voice and onstage charisma, Senegal’s premier star has always been a musical innovator, fusing tradition and modernity. His early records mixed Cuban pop with Senegal’s mbalax heritage, while his rise to global superstar saw him weave together Africa and western pop – 1994’s hit Seven Seconds, with Neneh Cherry, remains an enduring cross-cultural gem.
History, his first album in four years, showcases N’Dour’s mastery of multiple styles and languages. The history celebrated is his own. He has recast some old favourites, used material from the late Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji, and offered a tribute to another fallen comrade, Habib Faye, which opens the set with a supple inviting groove.”
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First part: Afrikän Protoköl + Guest
Afrikän Protoköl is the Afro Groove Sextet of Belgian saxophonist Guillaume Van Parys. Following his meeting with the Burkinabè drummer Moïse Ouattara, he has composed a music based on traditional rhythms from Burkina Faso and West Africa. Jazzy riffs, groove and improvisations merge together into a warm and festive transcontinental fusion. Established in Burkina Faso in 2013, the band was on tour in Europe and Africa in 2014 and 2015 to release its first album called Freedom From The Known. The public, the media and professionals alike have warmly received the project. It has been rewarded with the SIMA 2014 Jury Award at the Salon International de la Musique Africaine in Dakar in November 2014 and was nominated for the Octaves de la Musique 2015 in Belgium. The band released its second album Beyond The Grid in 2017, which was again warmly received. In 2018 the band released its first video clip based on the song Kélé Magni. It was nominated again for the Octaves de la Musique 2018 and won the first price of the Sabam Awards 2018 in the World Music category.