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Senegal’s 50th Anniversary: Artist Profiles

This year, Senegal celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Our own Sean Barlow, Executive Producer of Afropop Worldwide, has just left with an American delegation to join the celebration in Senegal. In honor of his trip, and the country’s milestone, we’ve complied a list of key Senegalese artists along with links to video, MySpace pages and websites.

Read more about Sean’s Trip to Senegal

Youssou N’Dour:


Youssou N’Dour’s Homepage

Youssou N’Dour’s Myspace

Youssou N’Dour with his “Egypt” Project

Youssou N’Dour Live in London

Baaba Maal:


Baaba Maal’s Homepage

Baaba Maal’s Myspace

Performing at Southbank Center

Orchestre Baobab:

orchestra baobab

Orchestra Baobab’s Myspace

Performing “Jiin Ma Jiin Ma” Live

Performing Live In Chicago

Cheikh Lo:


Cheikh Lo’s Facebook

Cheikh Lo’s Myspace

Performing Live in France

Positive Black Soul:


Positive Black Soul’s Myspace

Performing Live

Thione Seck:


Thione Seck’s Myspace

Music Video

Omar Pene:

Rainforest World Music Festival, Sarawak, Malaysia 2003. Omar Pene, veteran Senegalese M'balax musician

Omar Pene’s Homepage

Performing Live in France

Ismael Lo:


Ismael Lo’s Record Label’s Page

Ismael Lo’s Facebook

Tajabone Video

Kine Lam:


Music Video

Music Video 2

Kine Lam’s Allmusic Page

Sister Fa:


Sister Fa’s Homepage

Sister Fa’s Myspace

My Name Is Sister Fa Video

Performing at UN Day 2009

Toure Kunda:


Toure Kunda’s Homepage

Performing “Emma”