Baaba Maal (or Baba Maal) is a Senegalese singer-guitarist of Toucouleur origin. Biography He was born on June 13, 1953 on the banks of the Senegal river, in Podor in the Fouta region in the north of Senegal, into a family of fishermen. He learned to play kora and various traditional instruments in the group Lasly Fouta, before traveling around West Africa with his griot and blind friend Mansour Seck and 70 other musicians.
Omar Pène is a Senegalese artist engaged in the economic and social struggles of his country. Biography He was born in 1954 in the Medina, a district of Dakar. Then he lives in Pikine, an important suburb of Dakar. As a child, his family is divided by polygamy, which sometimes creates inequity among children. Beaten by his stepmother, he fled at 13 from his home to live on the street.
Coumba Gawlo Seck
She comes from a family called Gawlo: griot en pulaar because Coumba inherits from her mother Fatou Kiné Mbaye1 a special and noticed voice from the age of 7 years. 1986 At 14, she won the "Golden voice of Senegal" contest at the Blaise Senghor Cultural Center with a song called Soweto written by her father in tribute to Nelson Mandela and a real cry against apartheid. At the age of 20, she was discovered and produced by the Senegalese producer Ibrahima Sylla.
Ousmane Diallo aka Ouza
Born in 1947, Ousmane Diallo aka Ouza is an artist who fought the Senegalese regime in the 1960s and 1970s and still continues to express his political commitment. Founder of the groups 4 Femmes dans le vent, Ouza et les Filles Branchées or Ouza et ses Ouzettes, Ouza is one of the first Senegalese, with Xalam, to integrate choristers-dancers in a modern orchestra.
Youssou Madjiguène N’Dour
Youssou Madjiguène N’Dour born October 1, 1959 in Dakar (Senegal), is a Senegalese songwriter, performer and musician. "King of mbalax" in Senegal, an African singer with international renown, he was also patron of the press from 2003 and of the foundation of the group Futurs Médias. He became involved in the anti-Wade movement and became, within the government of Abdoul Mbaye, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Senegal from April 4, 2012 .
Didier Awadi is a Senegalese rapper, musician. Biography Born in 1969 in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, to a father from Benin and a mother from Cape Verde, he grew up in the Amitié district. A pioneer of the rap movement in Senegal and more widely in West Africa, Didier Awadi founded in 1989 the group Positive Black Soul (PBS) with Doug-E-Tee (Amadou Barry).
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Born in 1950 in Ziguinchor, Casamance, twenty-two days apart (they are brothers of the same father), Ismaïla and Sixu Tidiane Touré were introduced to music by their older brother Amadou, also a singer and musician. In 1973 Ismaïla left his native Casamance for Europe to broaden her knowledge of the world of music.
Kalidou Kassé, born in Diourbel on October 5, 1957, is a Senegalese visual artist1, painter and sculptor. PROFESSION: ARTIST PLASTICIAN - LISSIER - Cardboard maker FOUNDER OF THE “Ateliers du Sahel” GALLERY.
Ismaël Lô, born August 30, 1956 in Dogondoutchi (Niger), is a Senegalese musician. Born in 1956 in Niger where his Senegalese father was then in the post and of a mother of Nigerian origin, Ismaël Lô grew up in Rufisque near Dakar after the family returned to Senegal. Raised in a family where music is not recognized as a professional activity, Ismaël takes the time to make guitars and play them with his cousins.
French follows/Le français suit It is with sadness that the Pan-African Federalist Movement (PAFM) has learned, on April 11,2020 of the passing, following a long illness, of His Excellency Mr. Edem KODJO, formerSecretary General of the Organizat...
Dear sisters and brothers, Pan-Africanist federalist comrades,Like the rest of the world, Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora are facing this devastating global crisis linked to the Coronavirus. We are going through extremely difficult time...
Chers sœurs et frères, Camarades panafricanistes fédéralistes,A l’instar du reste du monde, les Africains du Continent et de la Diaspora sont en train de faire face à cette crise mondiale dévastatrice liée au Coronavirus. Nous traversons ensemble des...
Dakar February 27, 2020 - The Pan African Federalist Movement (PAFM), which is built around the Call for the First Pan African Federalist Congress launched since from Dakar in 2015, has just completed a year rich in achievements, but also in lessons,...
I am happy to be here in Addis Ababa on this most historic occasion. I bring with me the hopes and fraternal greetings of the government and people of Ghana.Our objective is African union now. There is no time to waste. We must unite now or perish. I...
The CALL is an introduction, the context, the why it is the front door. The visitor must be immediately challenged by this and will decide to stay or leave. He will decide to answer this call by signing a commitment, signing the petition, making a me...