">Name: Senegalese singer boycotted, threatened by religious groups after album release
Artist: Youssou NDour|
Confronting Bodies: General public, radio stations
Date of Action: 2004
Specific Location: Senegal
Description of Artwork: D'Nour's 2004 album "Egypt" explores the performer's Islamic faith. The album contains tracks with names such as Allah and Touba Daru Salaam. Touba is the name of a holy city in Senegal.
oussou NDour, confident that his work would win over listeners if it was given a fair hearing, played songs from the album all around the world, including Europe and the US. It eventually won a Grammy award, his first, and in the wake of this honour, many Senegalese decided to give the album another chance.
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