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Youssou N'Dour premiered nationally at the festival La Mar de Musicas Cartagena his tribute to Bob Marley, Kingston Dakar (14/07/2010)

The most universal Senegalese new album comes with 'Dakar-Kingston. "

Recorded in Jamaica at the legendary Tuff Gong studio, produced by Tyrone Downie (keyboards history of the Wailers), is the record that no one expected of Youssou N'Dour but Marley has always been a model (such as a global star in the Third world) for the Senegalese.

Youssou re-recorded some of his songs (which would give them a second life) to the rhythm of reggae and confessed a few weeks ago on French television that one of his dreams would act in the capital of the island of Jamaica.

Dakar Kingston will debut nationally on La Mar de Músicas tomorrow, Thursday July 15 at 22:30 pm in the Auditorium Park Towers.

Tickets cost 18 euros.

On each occasion on which was presented at La Mar de Músicas, accompanied by his faithful squire of the Super Etoile de Dakar, Youssou N'dour has gone mad and shocked his countrymen who first heard that voice live chilling , 'liquid silver' as defined by Peter Gabriel.

The prince of the medina, he also was known in Dakar when he began singing at age 12, has become one of the most popular and beloved Africa.

Time magazine chose him among the 100 most influential personalities.

An example for all those young Senegalese who dream of escaping her sad actually risking their lives in a small boat.

He was one of the first African musicians who decided to invest their profits in your country to create jobs.

You now have a radio in Dakar (FUTURSEN Médias), a recording studio (Xippi), a record company (Jololi), a nightclub (Thiossane), newspapers (L'Observateur) and an Internet access network for less well (Joko).

Nearly two hundred people working for him.

A portion of your benefits are to Youssou N'Dour Foundation, which fights against malaria and works with foundations like the Gates.

Although he has worked with Peter Gabriel, Sting, Tracy Chapman, Paul Simon and Wyclef Jean, for many who always sang a duet with Neneh Cherry "Seven Seconds" in the mid-nineties.

Bono attended a meeting with the G-8, in which Bush and Putin talked about cooperation, and feels that African ambassador entrepreneur who is not shown, or not enough, in the Western media.

and film ('I Bring What I Love ").

For two years the director Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi 24-year-won the award for best director at the Tribeca Film Festival for his documentary "A Normal Life'-was followed by the world with their cameras.

It was because of that Youssou N'Dour recorded in Cairo with the Fathy Salama Orchestra which was probably his most ambitious recording project and controversial, 'Egypt', a hymn to tolerance of Islam and Senegalese musical encounter between Africa Black and Middle East.

In its report were the songs of Om Kalsuum thrilled him as a child when his father tuned the radio diva concert.

With gold Arabic letters on a white cover, 'Egypt' Islam rejects the idea of equal fanaticism.

The ferocity of a religion drives people to kill and commit suicide.

"It's always a minority who use religion, any religion for extremist plans."

But Youssou has the impression that people in the West feel threatened by Islam because the media are not without this threatening aspect.

Quantic & his Combo Barbarian in the Town Hall Square

Quantic is the name taken by the British Will Holland, producer, dj, guitarist and accordionist Combo twenties who leads the Barbarian (also been seen with the names of Limp Twins, Quantic Soul Orchestra Quantic presents Flowering Inferno).

Holland took off three years ago to Cali to pursue his dream of experimenting with tropical music.

Far in the UK.

The first trip to Colombia had been looking for old records of cumbia and salsa, treasures of the past with which to fill his sessions as a DJ.

In a radio interview attempted to define what you are doing as "a symphony of American soul music, African music, South American, Caribbean, English taste and flavor of jazz and other genres into one. Like a sausage in which everything is mixing together and out something new and flavorful. "

Barbarian Combo Quantic and have already downloaded with success in places like the legendary Roundhouse in London.

With songs from his excellent 'Tradition in Transition', an album that navigates between Colombian rhythms, string arrangements by Brazilian-Arthur and voices Verocai-Panamanian: songs like 'Linda morena', 'A song my land' or 'Dreaming Mind', which usually start with their performances, and simultaneously with versions of classic r & b as' Hit the road Jack. "

A Will Holland (or Quantic) will accompany the Panamanian singer Kabir, the Colombian singer Nidia Góngora-from which said one of his fans who seemed to come from the arms of Rhett Butler in 'Gone With the Wind llevó'-pianist Peruvian Alfredo Linares salsa, conga player Freddy Cali or Colorado would be his right hand drummer Malcolm Catto (of Heliocentrics).

Gilles Peterson said, to radiate 'Tradition in Transition' in the BBC program that Quantic is in the forefront of a new global sound.



Director: Carlos Moreno.

Writer: Carlos Moreno and Alonso Torres.

Year: 2008.

Country: Colombia.

Duration: 106 minutes.

Production: Diego F.


Photo: Juan Carlos Gil.

Music: Sultana.Montaje: Carlos Moreno, Felipe Guerrero, Santiago Palau.

Interpretation: Alvaro Rodriguez, Marlon Moreno, Andrés Parra, Blas Jaramillo, Oscar Borda


Avenge the death of William Medina and the rush to recover some lost dollars are the initial pretext that unites the characters of this story, who have to obey the orders of ¨ The Orejón ", a powerful businessman witchcraft devotee, eager to avenge the death of his godson and obsessed with finding the money.

Unknown, Peñaranda and Benitez are contracted to a confusing operating with few details.

Sharing the room of a downtown hotel, where they must remain vigilant and phone waiting for instructions.

Source: Mar de Músicas

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