Youssou N'Dour records song for peace in Central Africa
DAKAR (AFP) - Senegalese music icon Youssou N'Dour will on Sunday record a song dedicated to peace in Central African Republic with a singer from the country which has been torn apart by inter-religious violence, his office said.
N'Dour, a Muslim, will collaborate with Central African singer Lydie Natacha, who goes by the stage name of Idylle Mamba and is a Christian, his spokesman Charles Faye said in a statement on Saturday.
N'Dour "decided to associate the voice of a Christian from the Central African Republic with his (to) encourage strong international solidarity to restore a definitive peace" to the country, said Faye.
The Grammy-winning musician has over 20 albums to his name and has long been involved in social and humanitarian issues. He is also a businessman and was in 2012 appointed a government minister, first in charge of culture and tourism and then only tourism.