Youssou N'dour Famous Quotes & Sayings

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36 Youssou N'dour Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Music in Africa often contains messages. Music in Senegal, and Africa, is never music for Music in Africa often contains messages. Music in Senegal, and Africa, is never music for music's sake or solely for entertainment. It's always a vehicle for social connections, discussions and ideas. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: World music is about taking things from different places and bringing them together - which World music is about taking things from different places and bringing them together - which is great. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I'm a modern Muslim. I pray, and if I have a question, I ask someone I'm a modern Muslim. I pray, and if I have a question, I ask someone who is more educated in the religion than me. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Music is a language. Music is a language. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Africa is the future. Africa is the future. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I don't want to see that two-tier Senegal, that two-tier Africa, when you have those I don't want to see that two-tier Senegal, that two-tier Africa, when you have those at the top and those at the bottom, people who are hungry, people who do not have enough to eat. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I look at my people, and I look at those who control them - the I look at my people, and I look at those who control them - the political elite. And the sad thing is that the elites are just not interested in the welfare of the people. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: The question of modernization is central to disturbances in the Middle East and in Africa. The question of modernization is central to disturbances in the Middle East and in Africa. Everyone is after modernization, no matter where they come from. But you have to be careful about it, and more importantly, you have to have sense about it. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Listen, a lot of religions have fundamentalists. Listen, a lot of religions have fundamentalists. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I want to use my music to deliver a political message and sometimes to denounce, I want to use my music to deliver a political message and sometimes to denounce, but I don't want to be a politician. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. In the West, you have always associated the Islamic faith 100 percent with Arab culture. This in itself is a fundamentalist attitude and it is mistaken. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that I think that Sufism fits all over the world. The concept is not anything that fits standard Western ideas - it's always related to culture, to music, to religion. It is a dominant religion in Senegal. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: In politics, sometimes you have to lie, or you make a promise that you cannot In politics, sometimes you have to lie, or you make a promise that you cannot keep. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: If you come from Africa with your economic poverty and your cultural riches, and you If you come from Africa with your economic poverty and your cultural riches, and you meet someone like Peter Gabriel or a person from a big record company, and they tell you that what you are doing is marvelous, that makes you feel powerful. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Islam is a peaceful religion. Islam is a peaceful religion. — Youssou N'Dour
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Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: When I'm in Senegal, I can't just sit in isolation making music. People need my When I'm in Senegal, I can't just sit in isolation making music. People need my help. And the Senegalese people helped create my music. It comes from the country itself. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I grew up with reggae music. I grew up with reggae music. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Senegal needs to free itself, to rediscover its democracy. Senegal needs to free itself, to rediscover its democracy. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I respect music, I do. I love it. I respect music, I do. I love it. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: My music is like a spinning ball. It can turn in one direction, and then My music is like a spinning ball. It can turn in one direction, and then it comes back to origins. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I have studied at the school of the world. I have studied at the school of the world. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I can assure you that I have never used my media companies for propaganda, and I can assure you that I have never used my media companies for propaganda, and I will never do so. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I love meeting interesting people and doing things with them. I love meeting interesting people and doing things with them. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Travel teaches as much as books. Travel teaches as much as books. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, I think people should know more of Africa in terms of its joie de vivre, its feeling for life. In spite of the images that one knows about Africa - the economic poverty, the corruption - there's a joy to living and a happiness in community, living together, in community life, which may be missing here in America. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: People need to see that, far from being an obstacle, the world's diversity of languages, People need to see that, far from being an obstacle, the world's diversity of languages, religions and traditions is a great treasure, affording us precious opportunities to recognize ourselves in others. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Politics is politics; art is art. If you play a political role, you have to Politics is politics; art is art. If you play a political role, you have to stop being an artist. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: My father used to tell me about how musicians don't have respect from people and My father used to tell me about how musicians don't have respect from people and he was afraid about my future. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Malaria kills and its main victims are children and women. We can stop this scourge Malaria kills and its main victims are children and women. We can stop this scourge so people can live with dignity and go to work and school. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I don't really see myself as an actor. I don't really see myself as an actor. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I really want to bring the message of love that is Islam to people; bring I really want to bring the message of love that is Islam to people; bring something new to that familiar face. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Western record companies haven't always dealt with African musicians in the best way. Giving them Western record companies haven't always dealt with African musicians in the best way. Giving them a lot of money and telling them they're going to be bigger than Phil Collins is the wrong way to do it! — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: In Africa, there is much confusion ... Before, there was no radio, or other forms In Africa, there is much confusion ... Before, there was no radio, or other forms of communication ... Now, in Africa ... the government talks, people talk, the police talk, the people don't know anymore. They aren't free. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: When the slaves left Africa, they left us this music. They left us blues. When the slaves left Africa, they left us this music. They left us blues. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: I have to protect my family and have a life with them that is completely I have to protect my family and have a life with them that is completely private. — Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'dour Sayings By Youssou N'Dour: Islam has been badly used by a certain ideology. Islam has been badly used by a certain ideology. — Youssou N'Dour