The New York premiere of the film Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love, a remarkable portrait of the legendary Senegalese artist and the making of his Grammy Award-winning album Egypt, was followed by a special concert appearance by Youssou N'Dour.
Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love profiles N’Dour with candid insight while providing a timely look at the complex place of music in Islam. This film received the Special Jury Prize at the 2008 Middle East International Film Festival.
In Arabic, English, French, and Wolof with English subtitles.
Learn more about this extraordinary film from the filmmakers and the artist himself: www.ibringwhatilove.com
And listen in on a sample of the track Shukran Bamba from Youssou N'Dour's Egypt:
Read on to learn more about the mbalax musical tradition