Category Archives: West African music

A Thousand Words

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.  Given my penchant for text, I’m hoping that you’ll agree that I made the right call last week to spend time uploading pix rather than words.  At right you’ll see some new stills posted in the image gallery (which is based in Flickr) of life at […]

Up and Coming Senegalese Artists

The Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor has become an oasis for us. An island of calm in the middle of chaotic downtown Dakar, we retreated there during our first blackout to see the movie Home, Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s climate change documentary which features his famous aerial photos.  The mildly air conditioned salle de cinéma, combined with […]

Simmering Senegal

Senegal simmers.  On the cultural front, this West African country even sizzles in terms of  music and dance.  Think Youssou N’Dour, the Orchestre Baobob, and Baba Maa. But the land of teranga or hospitality, known for its human warmth, now simmers environmentally.  Climate change impacts are already showing.  The 2008 Atlas of Our Changing Environment […]