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Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre 20.10 (Fri) 7:30pm

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    $280
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    $180

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre 21.10 (Sat) 7:30pm

  • $580
  • $480
  • $380
  • Some seats may have a restricted view
    $280
  • Some seats may have a restricted view
    $180

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre 22.10 (Sun) 3pm

  • $580
  • $480
  • $380
  • Some seats may have a restricted view
    $280
  • Some seats may have a restricted view
    $180

Opening Programme

Senegal

Youssou N’Dour with the Super Étoile de Dakar

20-21.10 (Fri-Sat) 7:30pm

22.10 (Sun) 3pm

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Approx. 3 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes

Opening Programme

Senegal

Youssou N’Dour with the Super Étoile de Dakar

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Praemium Imperiale

Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album

TIME 100

“African Artist of the Centuryˮ Folk Roots, UK

“The foremost figure in world music”The Guardian, UK

The most anticipated music event of the year

Hailed by Rolling Stone as among Africa’s “most beloved artists”, Senegalese-born Youssou N’Dour and his group, the Super Étoile de Dakar, present the stunning opening show for this year’s World Cultures Festival. N’Dour’s authentic sound has not only blown away one continent but won him a devoted fan base in Europe, the USA, and across the world. For his Hong Kong concert, the celebrated musician has handpicked a number of top singers and dancers from Africa to perform with his ensemble – a sterling line-up not to be missed!

N’Dour’s soaring voice has been described by The New York Times as “sweet, lithe and resolute” and lauded by Peter Gabriel, world-renowned singer and co-founder of the WOMAD festival, as “liquid gold... like the sun breaking through the clouds”. By fusing traditional Senegalese music with jazz, soul, Latin, rock and other styles, N’Dour initiatedmbalax, a unique Afropop genre featuring intricate, rhythmic patterns that captivated the Western music scene. Over the decades, N’Dour has also collaborated with numerous international artists including Peter Gabriel, Neneh Cherry, Sting, Lou Reed, Branford Marsalis and Spike Lee.

Singer and entertainer, poet, politician and oral historian rolled into one, N’Dour is an active social campaigner and a stirring voice for positive change, with his powerful songs transcending geographical, religious and cultural frontiers. As N’Dour’s commendation for the 2013 Polar Music Prize noted, “his voice encompasses an entire continent’s history and future, blood and love, dreams and power”.

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Related Info

  • For Opening Night Party after the performance on 20 October
  • Meet-the-artist session after the performance on 21 October
  • Certain musical instruments used in this concert sponsored by Tom Lee Music
  • Photo credit: YOUSSOU N'DOUR OFFICIEL, Youri Lenquette
  • Website: http://www.youssou-ndour.com/

Opening Night Party

To launch World Cultures Festival – Vibrant Africa in an extra-special way, a super-charged dance and music party will be held after the opening performance by Youssou N’Dour and the Super Étoile de Dakar. First-night ticket holders can enjoy the high-spirited event from the best area of the Cultural Centre Foyer, joining local dance and music celebrities, including MC IslandMama Yvonne, DJ Wong Chi-chung, Drummer Kumi and dancer Mariane Diatta. Members of the public are also welcome to attend the celebration.
20.10 (Fri) 10:30pm-11:30pm
(After the concert of Youssou N’Dour with the Super Étoile de Dakar)
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Foyer
Free admission