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Egypt
Studio album by Youssou N'Dour
Released June 8, 2004
Genre Mbalax
Label Nonesuch Records
Professional reviews
Youssou N'Dour chronology
Kirikou
(2004)
Egypt
(2004)
Badou
(2006)

Egypt is a Grammy Award winning album by Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour, on which he is accompanied by the Egyptian Fathy Salama Orchestra. In the original Senegalese release, it was named Sant Allah (Thanks to Allah).

On the record Youssou combines both West African and North African musical influences. The record features instruments from both regions, such as the West-African kora and the Arab oud.

The lyrics on the album are in praise of the tolerance of the Senegalese version of Islam and more specifically his Muslim brotherhood, the Mouridiya. All tracks are sung in Wolof and Arabic and are mostly dedicated to great marabouts of the Muslim brotherhoods of Senegal.

Track listing

All tracks by Youssou N'Dour

  1. "Allah" – 6:12
  2. "Shukran Bamba" – 5:32
  3. "Mahdiyu Laye" – 4:59
  4. "Tijaniyya" – 5:47
  5. "Baay Niasse" – 5:20
  6. "Bamba the Poet" – 3:53
  7. "Cheikh Ibra Fall" – 3:38
  8. "Touba - Daru Salaam" – 5:49

Personnel

  • Yaser Mal Allah – percussion
  • Beugue Fallou Ensemble – percussion, backing vocals
  • Philippe Brun – mixing
  • Mamdou Dia – author
  • Cheikh Amala Diallo – english translations, transcription
  • Mostafa Abd El Azeez – arghoul
  • Ahmed El Gazar – sagat
  • Mamdouh el Gebaly – oud
  • Nidhat Adb El Sameeh – violin
  • Bisheer Ewees – violin
  • Mbaye Dieye Faye – percussion
  • Kabou Gueye – backing vocals
  • Kabou Gueye – backing vocals
  • Mama Gueye – backing vocals
  • Souka Guèye – backing vocals
  • Hasaneen Hindy – mizmar
  • Yuri Kablotsky – violin
  • Alaa el Kashief – engineer
  • Babou Laye – kora
  • Robert C. Ludwig – mastering
  • Ramadan Mansoor – tabla
  • Youssou N'Dour – vocals, producer, english translations, audio production
  • Ndiaga Ndour – engineer
  • Segui Niang – engineer
  • Frank Olinsky – design
  • Khalid Raaouf – engineer
  • Veronique Rolland – photography
  • Thomas Rome – english translations
  • Fathy Salama – arranger, conductor, producer, audio production
  • Ayman Sedky – doholla
  • Cheikh Thiam – english translations, transcription

External links

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