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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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The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


Focalistic Ke Star (Official Music Video) ft Vigro Deep www.youtube.com

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