Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

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Youssou NDOUR is, simply, one of the world’s greatest singers. This acoustic one-night-only performance comprises traditional melodies, mbalax rhythms, and never-before-heard compositions that speak to his range and innovation.

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Illuminating the universality of music and the commonality of human experience, these two 2022 Grammy-nominated artists play selections from their latest albums and trace the overlooked influence of African and Arabic sounds on European and American music.