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Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love 2008

Senegalese pop sensation Youssou Ndour has spent the last 20 years in the spotlight as a world-renowned musician and the iconic representative "voice of Africa." At the height of his career, Youssou became frustrated by the negative perception of his Muslim faith and composed Egypt, a deeply spiritual album dedicated to a more tolerant view of Islam. The album's brave musical message was wholeheartedly embraced by Western audiences but ignited serious religious controversy in his homeland of Senegal. The film chronicles the difficult journey Youssou must undertake to assume his true calling.


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This movie is not limited to Youssou N'Dour fans and in order to prove it, I'd say that the first 3 minutes are definitive for anyone's decision to watch it or not.
It sure worked for me, one who didn't know anything other than the hit "7 Seconds"! It spiked my curiosity and enhanced a goal I had even before those 3 minutes: to appreciate the opportunity of yet another view on Islam and the effort of Youssou on breaking some boundaries within it.

It has some beautiful images, specially on the second third of the film. Stay for the credits, I'd suggest. You get a bit more of the multicolored life of Senegal.

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