Senegalese singing sensation YOUSSOU N'DOUR was honoured with the 2004 UNESCO prize for music at a ceremony in Germany on Thursday (28OCT04).

The SEVEN SECONDS hitmaker, 45, picked up a cheque for 2,500 euros ($3,200/GBP1,700) in the western town of Aachen, for his efforts to fight racism and intolerance, as well as his musical efforts.

Other recent recipients of the prize - given out by UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL AND SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATION - include the composer LEONARD BERNSTEIN, violinist YEHUDI MENUHIN and jazz musician OSCAR PETERSON.

01/11/2004 10:48