Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Lighthouse & Senegalese Hip Hop!

Leaving Dakar, Senegal's lighthouse

The lighthouse

Friends leaving the lighthouse


Stopped by the Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar to experience some Senegalese hip-hop
This is Bideew Bou Bess--They won Youssou N'Dour's music competition
And started performing in this hoods with their logo on their lower back

The performed in Wolof, Arabic, French, some occasional English, and some languages I didn't recognize

Which caused my friend and me some confusion during this number as the men in animal masks jumped and danced around during a spoken word piece.
We suspect it was a folk tale..but who knows!

Here's one of their songs with some fantastic imagery around Senegal:

Here's another video with a different sound but from a local music channel:

check out Bideew Bou Bess's website!

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