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Music, Hear This Senegalese Sound

Senegalese Sound

If you were an alien charged with reporting on the complexities of recent human history, you could do a lot worse than researching Orchestra Baobab. The Senegalese group, named for the Dakar nightclub that was its first host in 1970,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Out of West Africa

Out of West Africa

The vibrant port city of Dakar has inspired some of the world's most gifted black musicians, from popular Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour to American jazz legend John Coltrane. In 1970, an 11-piece group of vocalists, percussionists, string players, and a…
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Best Place to Day-dream About Faraway Places With Strange-Sounding Names

First thing you do is check the "Ship Traffic" column in the daily newspaper (usually in the business section). Pick a cruise liner or container ship to your liking -- hm, the Maersk bound for Japan sounds good -- catch…
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Street Musician

It's an enormous pity that Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety died last summer while making The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun, because the films he did manage to make seemed to promise a long, unpredictable career. Thanks to this…
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