Blog February 7, 2019
Dakar Photo Essay

Here's a set of photos by Banning Eyre from Afropop's December 2018 visit to Dakar, Senegal. These images accompany the program "Mbalax Meets Mande in Dakar."

To read Birane Sarr's translations of the mbalax songs in this program, click to read this PDF.

MBALAX SONG LYRICS

Youssou doesn't play weekly concerts in Dakar these days, but he does do soirees like this one.
Youssou doesn't play weekly concerts in Dakar these days, but he does do soirees like this one.
Adama  "Prince" Sacko rehearsing at Douta Seck Cultural Center
Adama "Prince" Sacko rehearsing at Douta Seck Cultural Center
Prince Sacko's guitarist at Douta Seck
Prince Sacko's guitarist at Douta Seck
Prince Sacko and concert poster
Prince Sacko and concert poster
Noumouconda Cissoko's recording studio
Noumouconda Cissoko's recording studio
Noumoucounda Cissoko
Noumoucounda Cissoko
Noumoucounda and Gounda Cissoko performing with their group
Noumoucounda and Gounda Cissoko performing with their group
Street wedding outside Studio Karantaba
Street wedding outside Studio Karantaba
Noumoucounda and Gounda performing at a street wedding
Noumoucounda and Gounda performing at a street wedding
The bride and groom
The bride and groom
Sabar drums
Sabar drums
"Car rapide" on Dakar street
"Car rapide" on Dakar street
Soumbedioune, the fishermen's beach
Soumbedioune, the fishermen's beach

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