Monday, December 7, 2009
Music from I Bring What I Love, the film that documents the reception of Youssou N'Dour's 2004 album Egypt at home in Senegal, is out now. The New York Times Travel section took an extensive musical tour through Senegal's capital city of Dakar, enjoying live sets by Youssou, for whom "an ecstatic roar explodes" from the audience; "local legend" Orchestra Baobab; and "longtime local favorite" Cheikh Lô.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Cheikh Lô is in the States this week, touring the country with Still Black, Still Proud: The African Tribute to James Brown. He joins musical director and band leader Pee Wee Ellis, known as "The Man Who Invented Funk" for his work with Brown; trombonist Fred Wesley Jr., another key player in Brown's band; Vieux Farka Touré; and a host of guest artists for the event. The US tour comes to New York City tonight for a free performance as part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors series.