Youssou Ndour

5.24.19

Robert Christgau Reviews Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba's 'Miri'

The master picker and tinkerer of Mali's ngoni lute can rock out with any desert Hendrix. But on 'Miri' he abandons the amplifiers and record his most purely listenable album.

2.16.18

Robert Christgau on a Senegalese Icon's Undiminished Greatness

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews two albums from Youssou N'Dour and one each from Tal National, Les Filles de Illighadad, Songhoy Blues, and Amadou & Mariam.

1.20.17

Afropop with Noura Mint Seymali, Awa Poulu, and More

In today's Expert Witness, Robert Christgau celebrates a voice that's a "wonder-of-nature."

10.25.16

The Bataclan to Reopen Next Month a Year After the Paris Attacks

Libertines frontman Pete Doherty will play the renovated venue's first two dates.

10.7.16

Treasured Transcendence: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The dean tackles recent projects from ​Youssou N'Dour and 75 Dollar Bill, and a long-lost album from the late Vieux Kanté.

9.18.15

Exploring Legendary and Overlooked Afropop: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

When's the last time you listened to Le Grande Kallé or Youssou Ndour?

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