Youssou N'Dour is soaring towards the sky and not without reason. This African native started singing at a very young age and is now one of the most respected and welcomed artist on the international scene. Though he has been affiliated with such names as Sting and Spike Lee, he is known for putting African music on the map. He is a Human rights activist as well as being a Unicef ambassador, N'Dour seems to have the power to pass these messages on through his music. On his new CD, Egypt, N'Dour combines Arab and African musicians to give it the sound of two cultures blending together in one, a harmonious mix of mystical, warm, and at times haunting sounds. The words tell the stories of Senegal's saints and sages' take on Islam. Not only is his voice warm, welcoming and enchanting, he also works with a chorus of beautiful voices as well as instruments that vary from flutes, violins, drums, and other string instruments. This CD will either have you wanting to swing or prance around while you listen to the way it embodies a culture in all its wonder and beauty.