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‘Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love,’ is a music-infused cinematic journey about the power of one man’s voice to inspire change. Ndour is the highest selling African artist of all time and has collaborated with musical superstars like Bono, Neneh Cherry and Peter Gabriel . At home in Senegal, the Grammy-award winning artist is an inspiration for generations. The film chronicles Ndour, a devout Sufi Muslim, as he releases a deeply personal and religious album called Egypt in the hope of promoting a more tolerant face of Islam. Almost instantly, his fellow Senegalese reject the album, and denounce his actions as blasphemous. Director Chai Vasarhelyi follows Ndour for over two years – filming in Africa, Europe, and America – to tell the story of how he faces these challenges and eventually wins over audiences both at home and abroad. (more…)

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Toubab Krewe, the North Carolina instrumental quintet acclaimed for their “distinctive, remarkable fusion” (Billboard) of West African music with American rock, have traveled to Africa many times to perform and study. Now, they are donating their remix of Youssou N’Dour‘s song “Wake Up” to ‘OPEN Remix’, a charity EP supporting the IntraHealth OPEN Initiative.

Senegal’s N’Dour, a Grammy Award-winning artist and internationally acclaimed humanitarian, has partnered with global non-profit IntraHealth International on the project, which will address critical health issues in Africa by putting the latest open source technologies directly in the hands of local health workers to help them communicate and collaborate. (more…)

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Here are the results to our Grammy poll for Best Contemporary World Music Album. Voting took place from February 2nd through February 8th.

Field 16 — World Music, Category 75

Best Contemporary World Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Who should win the Grammy?

Who WILL win the Grammy?

Thanks for voting. We’ll compare your votes to the actual Grammy winners this week.

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Field 16 — World Music, Category 75
Best Contemporary World Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Vote for your Grammy favorite…

And make a prediction…

February 8: Voting has closed for this poll. See the results.

We’ll run this poll until Sunday before the Grammy Awards telecast.

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