Live at Montreux (Eagle Rock entertainment, 2005)
Youssou N’Dour is one of the biggest world music stars up to date and has gone through many musical stages. His video Live at Montreux is a historical account of what
N’Dour sounded like in 1989. The videotaping was carried during the famous Montreux Jazz Festival and it features
N’Dour with his legendary band, Le Super Etoile de Dakar.
There are powerful performances of N’Dour‘s biggest hits at the time, like Immigrés and Shaking the Tree. His masterful band combined the best of West African drumming (sabar and tama) and stringed instruments with electric instruments.
The video includes five bonus performances also recorded in Montreux in 1995.
Buy the CD:
- In Europe:
Live At Montreux 1989. also available: Youssou N’Dour – Live At Union Chapel , Youssou N’Dour – Live, Africa Live – The Roll Back Malaria Concert
- In North America:
Live at Montreux. Also available: Live in Concert at Union Chapel, The World of Youssou N’Dour
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.