Youssou Seck (2014)

Calgary, Alberta

He has nearly a quarter-century's music career behind him, but this Calgarian-via-Montreal-via-Senegal sounds as fresh as if he just began. Singing in Wolof and French but dancing and celebrating in a universal language, he commands the stage with a larger-than-life presence. Traditional West African music blends with the sounds of the world for a heartfelt, life-affirming fusion.