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Egypt

Posted on

Egypt

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Youssou N'Dour
Producers:
Nonesuch

We gave it an A-

The Senegalese star forgoes his bubbly Afro-pop for this set of sacred songs, recorded with the keening strings of an orchestra. But even the polyrhythmic flair of the Arabian arrangements doesn’t outshine the main attraction. N’Dour’s melismatic meditation on his Muslim faith.