Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
Voted by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Youssou N’Dour is Africa’s most famous singer.
The Senegalese musician first walked onto a stage at the age of 12 and went on to craft a style of African pop that has won him international acclaim.
Peter Gabriel first introduced western audiences to N’Dour via his album “So”.
But N’Dour has since gone on to collaborate with Neneh Cherry, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Tracy Chapman and his voices has come to resonate throughout the world
A powerful icon in Africa, N’Dour is actively involved in social issues and is dedicated to promoting human rights and religious tolerance – a cause that was captured most poignantly and successfully in the award-winning documentary “I Bring What I Love”.
The film follows N’Dour as he prepares to release his most controversial and personal album, the Grammy-award winning “Egypt”.
After delaying the release due to the September 11 attacks, N’Dour went on tour, and with this musical journey showed the world a more tolerant face of Islam.
Shehrbano Taseer is a Pakistani journalist who lives and works in Lahore.
She is also the daughter of Salmaan Taseer, the Pakistani politician gunned down in January by his own bodyguard.
Her father was assassinated because he had campaigned for changes to the country's blasphemy laws which he claimed were being misused to persecute minority groups.
Taseer's killer, Malik Mumtaz Qadri was hailed as a hero by thousands of Pakistani's who disagreed with the Punjab Governor's opposition to the draconian laws.
Far from being deterred, 22-year-old Shehrbano Taseer has taken up her father's fight.
Fiercely outspoken about the injustices in her home country, Taseer's articles appear in newspapers around the world and she regularly speaks and writes blogs about the continued threat from Islamic extremists.
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