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Youssou N’Dour
Posted: June 8th, 2009
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Filmmaker Chai Vasarhelyi, the producer and director of the film “I Bring What I Love,” discusses the life and international impact of Senegalese artist and humanitarian Youssou N’Dour, the African pop musician with the highest record sales.

“I Bring What I Love” focuses on the making of N’Dour’s Grammy Award-winning album “Egypt,” which was meant as the musician’s testament to his Sufi Muslim faith and an impassioned plea for a more tolerant view of Islam.

Vasarhelyi followed N’Dour for more than two years – filming in Africa, Europe, and America – to tell the story of how he faced serious challenges and eventually won over audiences, both at home and abroad.

“I Bring What I Love” opens June 12th at the following theatres in NYC:

Screenings:
IFC CENTER in Manhattan
PARIS THEATRE in Manhattan
BAM ROSE CINEMA in Brooklyn

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.