The joint work with iconic jazz, pop and folk performers, in particular with such legendary personalities as Hank Jones, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Fela Kuti, Mory Kante, Salif Keita, Youssou N'Dour
, Damon Albarn, Carlos Santana and Joe Zawinul and others, brought Seckfame and popularity.
Salama's collaborations with renowned artists like Youssou N'Dour
and Cesaria Evora produced nine albums, two of which feature Sharkiat.
Jasser plays viola d'amore, classical violin, composes, directs and performs with numerous artistes from all walks of life from Barbara Hendricks to Youssou N'Dour
or Sister Marie Keyrouz, stars of the opera world and the flamboyant diva Simone Kermes.
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 ...