Youssou N'Dour
The Best of Youssou N'Dour
Rough Guide to Youssou N'Dour & Etoile de Dakar
Cheikh Lô

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In the late 1970s, the Star Band developed a new Senegalese sound called mbalax, which was related to wolof music and used the sabar and bugarabu drums. The unusual sound of African drums added to the attractiveness of this Senegalese music on the world market. The Star Band went through a series of changes, both the name of the band and its members. Youssou N'Dour emerged as the main singer of the band, his clear and soulful voice adding to the already unusual sound of the group's mbalax rhythms.

Mbalax Artists Highlights

Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'Dour
Cheikh Lô
Cheikh Lô
Ismaël Lô
Ismaël Lô

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Mbalax Album Highlights

The Best of Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'Dour
The Best of Youssou N'Dour
Rough Guide to Youssou N'Dour & Etoile de Dakar
Youssou N'Dour
Rough Guide to Youssou ...
Set
Youssou N'Dour
Set
Hey You: The Essential Collection
Youssou N'Dour
Hey You: The Essential ...
Immigrés/Bitim Rew
Youssou N'Dour
Immigrés/Bitim Rew
Nelson Mandela
Youssou N'Dour
Nelson Mandela

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Mbalax Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Alboury Etoile de Dakar / Youssou N'Dour
Set Youssou N'Dour
Allah Youssou N'Dour
Wiri-Wiri Youssou N'Dour
Diarr Diarr Youssou N'Dour
African (Africa, Be One Nation)
Cheikh Lô
Immigrés (Bitm Rew) Youssou N'Dour
La Ronde des Écoliers du Monde Youssou N'Dour
Shakin' the Tree Youssou N'Dour
Don't Look Back Youssou N'Dour

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