Youssou N'Dour

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"Youssou N'Dour is one of the most celebrated African musicians in history... In the West, Youssou has collaborated with musicians Peter Gabriel, Sting, Bran Van 3000, Neneh Cherry, Wyclef Jean, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tracy Chapman, Branford Marsalis, and others. In his home country of Senegal, Youssou is a powerful cultural icon actively involved in social issues...

"In 1985, he organized a concert for the release of Nelson Mandela. He was a featured performer in the 1988 worldwide Amnesty International Human Rights Now! Tour. He started Project Joko to open internet cafés in Africa and to connect Senegalese communities around the world. He performed at three of the Live 8 concerts on July 2, 2005." [1]

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  1. Policy Advisory Board, ONE Campaign, accessed January 7, 2011.