Features March 31, 2010
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

http://youtu.be/vdW0jwEihrs
Youssou N’Dour with his “Egypt” Project

http://youtu.be/9KJEBocWMV0
Youssou N’Dour Live in London

Baaba Maal:

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Baaba Maal's Homepage

Baaba Maal's Myspace

http://youtu.be/0L2xKgNHIOk
Performing at Southbank Center

Orchestre Baobab:

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Orchestra Baobab's Myspace

http://youtu.be/nPBUWwsugiM
Performing “Jiin Ma Jiin Ma” Live

http://youtu.be/aBk2VAz--bQ
Performing Live In Chicago

Cheikh Lo:

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Cheikh Lo's Facebook

Cheikh Lo's Myspace

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

Positive Black Soul:

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Positive Black Soul's Myspace

http://youtu.be/4h4B6Qa4fXk
Performing Live

Thione Seck:

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Thione Seck's Myspace

http://youtu.be/gxZ0KBhXOVs
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

http://youtu.be/7lTHiObYX1o
Tajabone Video

Kine Lam:

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http://youtu.be/3ZeLWWZltqo
Music Video

http://youtu.be/1GxOnhDvU1Y
Music Video 2

Kine Lam's Allmusic Page

Sister Fa:

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Sister Fa's Homepage

Sister Fa's Myspace

http://youtu.be/ZCjSbMReGRQ
My Name Is Sister Fa Video

http://youtu.be/As-11zDIObY
Performing at UN Day 2009

Toure Kunda:

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Toure Kunda's Homepage

http://youtu.be/uB9N63MbRVw
Performing “Emma”