Senegalese wrestling (fr. Lutte sénégalaise, Njom in Serer language, Laamb in Wolof) is a type of Folk wrestling traditionally performed by the Serer people and now a national sport in Senegal and parts of The Gambia, and is part of a larger West African form of traditional wrestling (fr. Lutte Traditionnelle).
The version of wrestling known as laamb in Senegal is immensely popular, attracting fans with its big stars, occult practices and huge paydays.
It is the dawn of Senegal’s independence from France, and as Dakar citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only faces have changed in the handover of power. White money still controls the government.
Senegal’s race for Education. The race was last year, but I still got chills from the vid. “Educate women, and you build a nation”
Lu waay rendi sa loxo lay nacc.
What goes around comes around.
Lots of people have been telling me that I have a “really expressive” face, which basically means that I don’t possess the crucial social skill of disguising your feelings! I am trying to work on it. I approached the cashier at Cafe Viv to try and get change today, and I was feeling really…
One of the seminal bands to come out of Africa and that took the world by storm, Orchestra Baobab has proven to be an incredibly powerful force in the African music scene.
Orchestra Baobob added African music, in large part from griot singer Laye M’Boup, who had a vast repertoire of Wolof material. It wasn’t long before the new sound proved so popular that the group wasn’t just entertaining on weekends, but every night of the week, being hailed on par with Guinea’s legendary Bembeya Jazz for their fusion of sounds. Inevitably, personnel fluctuated and the new musicians brought their own influences, expanding the feel and range of the band with Maninke and Malinke songs, which became integrated into the whole.
An attempt to update Baobab’s sound to follow the mbalax trend failed in 1985, and two years later the group disbanded, not to play again until their unexpected reunion in 2001.
Orchestra Baobob, older and wiser, re-formed and played dates around the globe, going into the studio to make a new album — produced by the man responsible for their fall from grace, Youssou N’Dour.