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Youssou N’Dour – Much More Than A Musician

Youssou N’Dour is one of the world’s best-known musicians. In the course of a long and illustrious career, the Senegalese artist has picked up a Grammy, collaborated with household names such as Peter Gabriel and Wyclef Jean, and had a top-ten hit around the globe in 1994 with “7 Seconds”, his memorable duet with Swedish songstress Neneh Cherry. However, N’Dour’s prodigious energies are not entirely devoted to music. He is also actively involved in a number of social projects, teaming up with a host of fellow superstars from the world of music at the Live 8 concert, organising the Africa Live benefit concert in the fight against malaria, and appearing on behalf of the Your Voice Against Poverty campaign. Moreover, he also works alongside Amnesty International, the UN and UNICEF. N’Dour is also a familiar name to football fans. He collaborated with Axelle Red on “La Cour des Grands”, the official song of the 1998 FIFA World Cup France™. The talented musician was a guest at the Home of FIFA in Zurich on 25 March, where he met FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter.