Fatteliku (Live In Athens 1987)
Youssou N'dour et le Super Etoile de Dakar
October, 1987. An open-air amphitheatre cut into a mountain overlooking the twinkling sprawl of nighttime Athens. Thousands of people are going crazy for a young Senegalese singer they’d never heard of until moments before, when headline act Peter Gabriel walked onstage and introduced him.
“You are about to see a remarkable group of musicians, playing some of my favourite music,” declared Gabriel, whose epic So tour was drawing to a close after months on the road. “I ask you to give them a warm reception and a good listen: Youssou N’Dour et Le Super Etoile de Dakar!
The crowd is witnessing the birth of a superstar and knows it. * * * *
Jazzwise Magazine (UK)
…the exuberance of his singing amid talking drums remains intoxicating. An unsuspecting Athens audience responds keenly and Gabriel comes on for a duet on In Your Eyes. Happy days.
The Observer (UK)