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.
Adama "Prince" Sacko rehearsing at Douta Seck Cultural Center
Prince Sacko's guitarist at Douta Seck
Prince Sacko and concert poster
Noumouconda Cissoko's recording studio
Noumoucounda and Gounda Cissoko performing with their group
Street wedding outside Studio Karantaba
Noumoucounda and Gounda performing at a street wedding
The bride and groom
"Car rapide" on Dakar street
Soumbedioune, the fishermen's beach