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Senegal has a rich history of traditional music – how it lives on in modern music

By Brett D. Molter, Post Doctoral Researcher, Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University
Senegal has a rich history of traditional music – and this lives on as it influences the west African country’s modern music today.

As a cultural researcher, I set out to explore the social and cultural significance of both traditional and modern music in Senegal.

I was able to interview 20 musicians, a mix of traditional and modern, who live and perform in the capital city of Dakar as well as other smaller cities and villages.

I define modern Senegalese music as…The Conversation

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