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Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love2008

  • 4.3
YOUSSOU N'DOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE is a gorgeously photographed, music infused cinematic portrait of world famous Senegalese pop sensation Youssou N'Dour. Best known in the West for his collaborations with Bono and Peter Gabriel, N'Dour is one of the most beloved musicians in pop music and his legendary career has spanned decades. In 2004, responding to negative perceptions about his Muslim faith, N'Dour recorded EGYPT, a deeply spiritual album dedicated to a more tolerant view of Islam. In a critical and career-defining moment, the album was awarded the 2004 Grammy for BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM. While Western audiences embraced N'Dour's brave musical message, it encountered a serious religious backlash in his native country of Senegal where N'Dour is considered a national hero. Local critics and the media accused him of insulting Islam, arguing that pop and religious music should not mix. Combining unprecedented images of Senegal's most sacred Muslim rituals, vibrant concert performances filmed around the world, and intimate access to N'Dour and his family, I BRING WHAT I LOVE chronicles the difficult path this remarkable artist must take. It is a stirring journey of faith, redemption, and the power of music to overcome intolerance.

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Incredible movie *** Watched this One on a Gut Hunch = Wow *** Youssou's Gift of Song & Wisdom is Captivating *** This Guy = SANGS **** And I almost rocked myself to Mars with the Pulsating Percussion. Even the Egyptian Orchestra had Dat Global Funky Groove *** Wow *** This Is Music *** The World Can Use It ***

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Incredible movie *** Watched this One on a Gut Hunch = Wow *** Youssou's Gift of Song & Wisdom is Captivating *** This Guy = SANGS **** And I almost rocked myself to Mars with the Pulsating Percussion. Even the Egyptian Orchestra had Dat Global Funky Groove *** Wow *** This Is Music *** The World Can Use It ***

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Loved this film, the man, the culture, the islamic Sufi traditions. I want to go to Senegal!

Excellent portrayal of Senegal and beautiful message.