Riz Khan with Youssou N'Dour
Riz Khan interviews Senegal-born vocalist Youssou N'Dour. To his fans he is already a music legend and his rich African sound has led top Western artists to seek him out for collaborations. His music provides a voice for the traditions and stories of Africa and often touch on social issues in his homeland.

Yossou N'Dour first began performing at 12, playing with a variety of groups in his hometown, Dakar, in Senegal. He went on to form his own band as a teenager and experimented by fusing traditional African music with rock elements. N'Dour's work became popular around the world during the 1980's and this led to collaborations with Dido, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen to name just a few.

In 2005 he received a Grammy award for Best Contemporary World Music Album. The title track of that album - called Egypt - expressed his devotion to the Muslim faith.

As a Unicef goodwill ambassador he has been active in addressing social causes in Africa for many years using his music as the vehicle for his message.

This episode of One on One airs from 08th September 2007.  This programme originally aired on 09 March 2007.

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