Youssou N'Dour Quotes

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Youssou N'Dour Quotes

In politics, sometimes you have to lie, or you make a promise that you cannot keep.
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Islam has been badly used by a certain ideology.

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I respect music, I do. I love it.

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I love meeting interesting people and doing things with them.

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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.

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My music is like a spinning ball. It can turn in one direction, and then it comes back to origins.

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Politics is politics; art is art. If you play a political role, you have to stop being an artist.

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Africa is the future.

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I can assure you that I have never used my media companies for propaganda, and I will never do so.

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Music is a language.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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