Senegal Salsa


In the 1950s and 1960s, the entire Senegalese people were enraptured by the Afro-Cuban rhythms of salsa. This was the time when, with independence, the country looked to the future with confidence. Dakar was the centre of African cultural mixing with the Festival of Black Arts. Salséros such as Pape Seck, Maguette Ndiaye, Lynx Tall, Amara Touré, Mady Konaté, Labba Sosseh... knew their art. The years have passed, confidence in the future has waned, mythical places no longer exist, the greatest musicians have disappeared. Throughout the archival documents, Senegalese artists evoke with nostalgia these salsa years.

Behind the scene