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ARTISANSNAFISSA CAMARAOUSMANE GUEYE

Senegal is famous for its talented artisans who can be found in the major markets, creating and selling their wares. Beautiful gold, silver, and bronze jewelry are exquisitely crafted. Antique beads and large amber necklaces, traditionally worn by the Fulani women, can be found in the markets and antique shops. The Blacksmiths constitute...

Born in 1955 in France of mixed French and Sénégalese background, Nafissa Camara left France for Sénégal in 1972. She spent four years tracing her family history before returning to France in 1976. Influenced by beauty and pain of life experience, Camara began expressing her artistic visions on canvas. Camara's first exhibition...

It would be nice if one day we were to see a long article tracing the life of Ousmane Gueye. There is already more than enough material to fill a thick catalog; one that would fully measure the variety and breadth of his work, one that would mark the stages of his life, that would reveal the secret unity of this throng of sculptures, and which...

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IBRAHIMA SECKMUSIC AND DANCEFASHION

Ibrahima Seck is a Serere from Sénégal, West Africa. He is multi-lingual, speaking his native tongue, French, and English. The artist, Ousseynou Sarr, introduced Ibrahima Seck to painting in 1970. Ousseynou Sarr is a professor of artistic education at Dakar Arts Institute, and has been living and painting in Paris, France, for more than...

Many occasions are pretexts for a dance party: after a wrestling victory, after the harvest, at a baptism, etc. Dance and wrestling parties offer a magnificent opportunity for singles, lovers and friends to meet in their best presentation. Usually, every suburb, village or age group has some kind of organizing committee.

The elements of culture are so common among the different ethnic groups, that one can hardly distinguish them by their clothing. The basic fabric is local cotton. The printed fabric is worn usually for everyday life. Clothes in dyed or hand woven fabrics are reserved for special occasions. Dyeing is a highly valued skill passed from mother...

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