He won a Grammy for the album "Sant Allah" by Youssou N'Dour
, for which Salama served as the producer and conductor, accompanying N'Dour
's music with his own ensemble.
Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour
duetted with Neneh Cherry on which 1994 single, which reached No.
Its high-profile laureates, winners of JAA's Praemium Imperiale, include such internationally renowned figures as Russian ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov, Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour
and Iranian artist Shirin Neshat.
Previous recipients include Sir Paul McCartney, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, Joni Mitchell, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Youssou N'Dour
In the past, the festival has played host to Youssou N'Dour
, Dalida, James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Alpha Blondy, Joe Cocker, Serge Lama and Gerard Lenorman.
Finally, the day included appearances by international soccer player Cobi Jones, Olympic gold medallist Penny Heyns, football legends Fernando Hierro, Fernando Sanz, Edgar Davids and Christian Karembeu, the Italian rhythmic gymnastics team and 2006 World Cup champion Del Piero, all capped by a performance by Youssou N'Dour
, who Rolling Stone magazine once described as "undoubtedly one of the most beloved artistes in the entire continent of Africa".
There were also hits for the likes of Luther Vandross & Mariah Carey with Endless Love, Youssou N'Dour
featuring Neneh Cherry with 7 Seconds, and REM with What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
However, arguably the most important event was the concert by Senegal's Youssou N'Dour
and South Africa's Johnny Clegg--two of the biggest stars in the contemporary African firmament.
Moving up the charts were Aswad with Shine, Let Loose with Crazy For You, Warren G and Nate Dogg with Regulate, and Youssou N'Dour
featuring Neneh Cherry with 7 Seconds.
Summary: Muscat: When Youssou N'Dour
was just 13 years old, he was already being described as .
En plus des maEtres gnaouas des differentes villes marocaines, les scenes d'Essaouira accueilleront les stars de la musique africaine, dont Youssou N'dour
, ainsi que des jeunes talents, fait-on savoir, ajoutant que les grosses pointures du monde du Jazz seront presentes pour realiser les fusions inedites "qui sont devenues une signature indelebile du Festival Gnaoua et Musiques du monde".
Senegal-born Youssou N'Dour
was a pioneer of this musical liberation as he collaborated with several influential artists including Paul Simon, Pater Gabriel, Neneh Cherry and jazz stalwart Branford Marsalis.