Films @ the Schomburg:
Senegal in Film
Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 4 pm
Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love
(102 minutes, 2008).
An extraordinary testament to his Muslim faith and an impassioned plea for a more tolerant view of Islam, the film profiles N’Dour with candid insight while providing a timely look at the complex place of music in Islam.
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There is something so wonderful and real in Youssou Ndour songs I bring What I love, New Africa. I don’t understand the language but i understand his passion.
from the documentary YOUSSOU NDOUR: I BRING WHAT I LOVE
African music star Youssou N’Dour embraces children in the Harlem on 116th Street in “little Africa”, Saturday, June 6, 2009, in advance of a special showing of a new documentary film about his struggle with traditionalists over reflecting his love of Islam in his songs. Continue reading
Greetings from BAM.
On June 6, world music giant Youssou N’Dour will be the focus of—and the featured entertainment at—a truly special night in the Howard Gilman Opera House. All part of our upcoming Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas festival, the evening will begin with the New York premiere of the documentary film I Bring What I Love, profiling the making of N’Dour’s Grammy Award-winning album Egypt.
Following the film, N’Dour and band will take the stage for a live performance of songs from Egypt and beyond, offering the perfect punctuation to an night dedicated to a true lion of world music and his impassioned plea for a more tolerant view of Islam.