I Bring What I Love [Music from the Motion Picture]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
In 2005, Youssou N'Dour won the Grammy for Best World Music Recording for his 2004 album Egypt; the irony of the award must have shaken him to some degree. The album --a collaboration with Egyptian composer Fathy Salama -- received raves worldwide almost from its release date for its unique and soulful celebration of major figures in Sufi Islam. That acclaim became a crucible for him in his homeland of Senegal, where it was scorned, denounced as blasphemous, apostate. In Senegalese culture, pop stars have no business singing about the sacred. The Grammy win actually helped to reverse that criticism to a degree, and gave validity to N'Dour at home, but it was a long road. I ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
In 2005, Youssou N'Dour won the Grammy for Best World Music Recording for his 2004 album Egypt; the irony of the award must have shaken him to some degree. The album --a collaboration with Egyptian composer Fathy Salama -- received raves worldwide almost from its release date for its unique and soulful celebration of major figures in Sufi Islam. That acclaim became a crucible for him in his homeland of Senegal, where it was scorned, denounced as blasphemous, apostate. In Senegalese culture, pop stars have no business singing about the sacred. The Grammy win actually helped to reverse that criticism to a degree, and gave validity to N'Dour at home, but it was a long road. I Bring What I Love is the soundtrack from the motion picture of the same name. Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhely, who was witness to the events surrounding N'Dour on Egypt's world tour, it documents his life during this period, but also tells his story as a man, artist, and humanitarian. The music on the set contains of newly recorded versions of songs from N'Dour's storied career and includes a pair of new songs: the title theme written with James Newton Howard and Martin Davich, and the haunting, spiritual, "Yonnent The Messenger" performed in duet with griot Moustafa Mbaye. If you're a fan who is wondering whether these new recordings measure up to the originals, you needn't worry: They are different enough to seem new, infused with fresh energy and musical innovation. I Bring What I Love walks an interesting line in N'Dour's catalog: while it cannot be called a retrospective, it also cannot be regarded as a "new" album. That said, these interpretations carry within them the same uplifting sense of joy and hope that are the hallmarks of his music. For those who do not yet know his recordings, this soundtrack may indeed prove to be their introduction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/26/2010
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • UPC: 075597980219
  • Catalog Number: 522814
  • Sales rank: 16,585

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Bring What I Love (4:24)
  2. 2 Immigrés (Bitm Rew) (6:01)
  3. 3 Birima (5:58)
  4. 4 Yonnent (5:40)
  5. 5 Yama (6:07)
  6. 6 Mame Bamba/Touba Daru Salaam (8:22)
  7. 7 Atou Réérna (6:37)
  8. 8 Xel /Plus Fort (6:20)
  9. 9 Yaakaar (4:04)
  10. 10 Lima Weesu (4:41)
  11. 11 New Africa (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Youssou N'Dour Primary Artist, Vocals
Marc Bonilla Acoustic Guitar
Oyinade Adeniran Background Vocals
Marty Davich Piano
Habib Faye Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Kabou Gueye Background Vocals
Michael Mason Percussion
Jean-Philippe Rykiel Horn, Keyboards
Steve Shehan Percussion
Mamadou (Jimi) Mbaye Guitar
Fathy Salama Conductor
Oumar Sow Guitar
Baboulaye Sissokho Kora
Yasser Taha Cello
Bisheer Ewees Double Bass
Ramadan Mansoor Tabla
Emad Taha Cello
Abdel Wahab Mansy Violin
Hassan Sharara Violin, Soloist
Olugbade Okunade Background Vocals
Adama Sissoko African Balaphone
Seun Kuti Background Vocals
Pape Oumar Ngom Guitar
Thio Mbaye Percussion
Alain Berge Drums
Abdoulaye Lo Drums
Julia Sarr Background Vocals
Cheikh Ndiguel Background Vocals
Babacar "Mbaye Dieye" Faye Percussion, Background Vocals
Ayman Sidky Doholla
Ami Colle Dienge Background Vocals
Ali Wade Flute
Wael Rezk Violin
Viviane Chidid N'Dour Background Vocals
Rilwan "Showboy" Fagbemi Baryton Background Vocals
Ouseynou Ndiaye Background Vocals
Muyuiwa Kunnuji Background Vocals
Mustapha Mbaye Vocals
Mustapha Baidy Faye Keyboards
Midhat Abd El Sameeh Violin
Mahmoud El Gibally Oud
Karim Fouda Violin
Ihab Abdel Ghafar Violin
Ibrahima N'Dour Keyboards
Falilou "Gallas" Niang Drums
El Hadji Faye Percussion
Technical Credits
Scott Duncan Original Photography
James Newton Howard Composer
Philippe Brun Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Marty Davich Composer, Producer
Habib Faye Composer
Kabou Gueye Composer
Dan Lacksman Engineer
Michael Mason Producer
Jimi Mbaye Composer
Youssou N'Dour Composer
Jean-Philippe Rykiel Composer
Assane Thaim Tama
Simon Richmond Composer
Mark Cross Engineer
Fathy Salama Arranger
Thomas Rome Composer
Michelle Lahana Executive Producer
Jonathan Sharp Composer
Mamadou Mbaye Composer
Edward Tyler Nahem Executive Producer
Chai Vasarhelyi Producer, Engineer
Boubacar N'Dour Composer, Executive Producer
Steve Hopewood Composer
Steve "Goth" Greenwood Live Sound Engineer
Rob De Vries Monitors
Prince Mactar N'Dour Engineer, Monitors
Ndeye Mbaye Dijnema-Djinema Composer
Moustapha Mbaye Composer
Miklos Vasarhelyi Executive Producer
Max Calo Composer
Mamadou "Pape" N'dour Monitors
Ibrahima N'Dour Producer
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