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Video: Youssou Ndour's reggae album Dakar-Kingston + U.S. tour dates

Youssou Ndour will be releasing his first foray into reggae music, Dakar- Kingston (Emarcy Records) on June 7th, 2011 and embarking on a U.S. tour later that month. Ndour's journey to Kingston began with the music pulsing from the Dakar market stalls of his childhood and during long hours of listening to reggae LPs from his uncle's record store. It continued decades later, as circumstances conspired and he found himself at Tuff Gong studios, walking in Bob Marley's footsteps and jamming with Marley's musical friends. Dakar-Kingston maps this road, turning Ndour classics and several new originals into reggae anthems, reflecting reggae’s deep impact on West African music and culture. Check out the video for Ndour's track "Marley" above and his U.S. tour schedule below.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youssou Ndour, Dakar-Kingston (Emarcy Records):

Full Tour Schedule

06/16/2011, Thu

Los Angeles, CA

Greek Theatre

2700 North Vermont Avenue

Tix: $35-$55, Show: 7:30 pm

06/17/2011, Fri

Oakland, CA

Paramount Theatre

2025 Broadway

Tix: $25-$80, Show: 8:00 pm

06/18/2011, Sat

Austin, TX

Austin City Limits Live at the Moody

310 Willie Nelson Blvd

06/19/2011, Sun

Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Live
06/22/2011, Wed

Raleigh, NC

Meymandi Concert Hall

2 E South St

06/23/2011, Thu

Washington, DC

Lisner Auditorium

730 21st Street, NW

06/24/2011, Fri

New York, NY

Terminal 5

6 Delancey St

Tix: $50-$55, Doors Open: 9:00 pm, Show: 10:00 pm

06/26/2011, Sun

Toronto, CN

Mainstage - Toronto Downtown Jazz
06/27/2011, Mon

Montreal, QC

Canada

Metropolis Theatre
06/28/2011, Tue

Ottawa, ON

Canada

Confederation Park

100 Elgin Street

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