Youssou N'Dour | Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College | Music | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice


Youssou N'Dour

When: Tue., Oct. 23, 7 p.m. 2018

You know that other voice you hear in Peter Gabriel’s 1986 song “In Your Eyes?” That’s Youssou N’Dour, a West African singing superstar and activist known for bringing a Senegalese music style called mbalax to the international stage. Born in Dakar, Senegal, N’Dour began performing at public events at age 12, joined the regionally popular Star Band de Dakar at 16, and then left to form the more socially conscious band Étoile de Dakar. Solo albums, a Grammy Award and a stint as Senegal’s minister for culture and tourism followed. With a voice that NPR’s Banning Eyre described as “elastic, fluid, rich and loaded with personality,” N’Dour’s presence has resonated for decades.

Price: $17-50.

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