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Etoile de Dakar

Etoile De Dakar was perhaps one of the most influential rings to emerge from Senegal. Most widely known for its use vocalist Yassour N’Dour, an associate from 1975 to 1978, the group made a Latin-tinged design of African pop that inspired such western performers as Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon and David Byrne. The root base from the Etoile De Dakar had been planted in 1960 when Ibra Kasse, owner from the Miami Membership in Dakar, set up associates of two rings — Guinea Music group De Dakar and Superstar Music group De Senui — and made a supergroup, known originally as The Superstar Band. Though it reached its apex using the appearance of N’Dour in 1975, The Celebrity Band splintered 3 years later on when several people remaining with N’Dour to create Etoile De Dakar. Relocating to Paris in 1983, the group transformed its name to Super Etoile.

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