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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:

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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:

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Baaba Maal’s Homepage

Baaba Maal’s Myspace


Performing at Southbank Center

Orchestre Baobab:

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Orchestra Baobab’s Myspace


Performing “Jiin Ma Jiin Ma” Live


Performing Live In Chicago

Cheikh Lo:

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Cheikh Lo’s Facebook

Cheikh Lo’s Myspace


Performing Live in France

Positive Black Soul:

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Positive Black Soul’s Myspace


Performing Live

Thione Seck:

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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

http://youtu.be/qzpVvqXn0PE
Performing Live in France

Ismael Lo:

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Ismael Lo’s Record Label’s Page

Ismael Lo’s Facebook


Tajabone Video

Kine Lam:

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Kine Lam’s Allmusic Page

Sister Fa:

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Sister Fa’s Homepage

Sister Fa’s Myspace


My Name Is Sister Fa Video


Performing at UN Day 2009

Toure Kunda:

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Toure Kunda’s Homepage


Performing “Emma”