Egypt The Senegalese star forgoes his bubbly Afro-pop for this set of sacred songs, recorded with the keening strings of an orchestra. But even the polyrhythmic… Youssou N'Dour
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Egypt

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Details Lead Performance: Youssou N'Dour

The Senegalese star forgoes his bubbly Afro-pop for this set of sacred songs, recorded with the keening strings of an orchestra. But even the polyrhythmic flair of the Arabian arrangements doesn't outshine the main attraction. N'Dour's melismatic meditation on his Muslim faith.

Originally posted Feb 28, 2005 Published in issue #809 Mar 04, 2005 Order article reprints