Friday, 19 October 2012


Senegalese Minister of Culture and Tourism Hon. Youssou N’Dour, will officiate the 2nd African Creative Economy Conference in Dakar Senegal.

Youssou who is a Senegalese singer, percussionist, songwriter, composer, occasional actor, businessman added a new feather to his cap as a politician.

In 2004, Rolling Stone described him as, "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa. Since April 2012, he has been Senegal's Minister of Tourism and Culture.

The 2012 Creative Economy conference is a rare opportunity that will mark the coming together of powerful debate from across the continent, for three days of live and rich provocation from pioneering international practitioners and thinkers, and the unprecedented collaboration of arts institutions from 40 African countries.

The ACE conference will take place from 14 to 16 November at Hotel Ngor Diarama in Dakar Senegal.

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