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Americans celebrate Thanksgiving by getting together with family and friends.

The musicians you’re about to hear in our Global Hit aren’t US citizens.

Youssou N’Dour, Mentor, 2008: Photo � Rolex / Fatoumata DiabateYoussou N’Dour, Mentor, 2008: Photo � Rolex / Fatoumata Diabate

But they’ve got the right spirit for the holiday.

These two gentlemen from opposite ends of the globe have come together in New York as mentor and protege.

Aurelio Martinez, Protege, 2008: Photo � Rolex / Fatoumata DiabateAurelio Martinez, Protege, 2008: Photo � Rolex / Fatoumata Diabate

And they sat down to tell us, in their own words, about themselves and their relationship.

Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour and Honduran singer-songwriter Aurelio Martinez are performing together tonight in New York.

Youssou N’Dour and Aurelio Martinez: Photo � Rolex / Fatoumata DiabateYoussou N’Dour and Aurelio Martinez: Photo � Rolex / Fatoumata Diabate

It was the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative that brought these two artists together.

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