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Youssou N'Dour & Super Étoile de Dakar

Youssou N'Dour & Super Étoile de Dakar

Youssou N'Dour, the global star from Senegal, gives a performance in the Great Hall of the Concertgebouw with his band Super Étoile de Dakar. N'Dour's most recent album, out November 2021, is Mbalax. Mbalax is a (dance) music style from West Africa with a completely unique sound, created by the combination of traditional Senegalese singing and percussion with jazz, soul, funk and pop. As the most successful mbalax artist, Youssou N'Dour is largely responsible for the immense popularity of this genre.

Youssou N'Dour is perhaps best known to the Dutch public for his collaboration with Peter Gabriel on In Your Eyes from 1986. And of course the hit single 7 Seconds with Neneh Cherry. In addition, he won a Grammy, composed an opera, and wrote the official anthem of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. In 2012, he ran for president of Senegal and later became his country's Minister of Culture and Tourism. Youssou is also a committed human rights activist. He will be joined tonight on the stage of the Great Hall by the star musicians of Super Étoile de Dakar.

Concertgebouw

Het Concertgebouw is one of the places where classic meets contemporary during ADE. The building dates back to 1888 and is considered one of the best concert halls in the world, with acoustics that cannot be compared to any other ADE locations. In recent years the venue has played host to a wide range of artists during ADE, including Henrik Schwarz, Kiasmos, Nicolas Jaar, Sasha and many more.

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Het Concertgebouw is one of the places where classic meets contemporary during ADE. The building dates back to 1888 and is considered one of the best concert halls in the world, with acoustics that cannot be compared to any other ADE locations. In recent years the venue has played host to a wide range of artists during ADE, including Henrik Schwarz, Kiasmos, Nicolas Jaar, Sasha and many more.

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Please keep in mind: we love being your annual host, therefore, we would like to ask you to enjoy responsibly.

ADE is proud partner of the Celebrate Safe campaign.
Check out Unity's 10 tips to Celebrate Safe during ADE:


Prepare ♥ Be at your best

Just say Know ♥ Inform yourself

Pace yourself ♥ Take things slowly

Better safe than sorry ♥ Less is more

Think for yourself ♥ Care about others

Love your body ♥ Take time to recover


Have fun and Celebrate Safe!

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