Yousou N’Dour scorching performance brought pride to Senegalese audience members and had everyone on their feet dancing and singing along.
Pritzker Pavillion, Chicago
Singer, songwriter, composer, politician and activist Yousou N’Dour is likely the most internationally famous Afropop superstar known in western culture. With an impressive catalogue of thirty three releases (excluding collaborations and compliations) dating back to 1984, he is prolific to say the least. His 1990 collaborations "Shaking the Trees" and "Mercy Street" with Peter Gabriel brought his name to the forefront of pop-rock and world music fans netting new and broader audiences.
Accompanied with an ensemble of twelve musicians and singers, N’Dour embodies the inclusive celebration of music. Infectious rhythms and beats, catchy melodies and lyrics, and energetic dancing on stage envelopes the crowd in to the power of music. We are witness to how music connects and helps us to celebrate our humanity together. Something our divided world needs more of in these times.