Message by Music: Senegal in Transition


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Message by Music: Senegal in Transition
Cornelia Strasser, 2013
Switzerland/Senegal | French and Wolof with English subtitles | Format: Digibeta | 76 minutes

U.S. Premiere

Senegal is a country in transition, with increasing education and economic growth and a burgeoning art scene. It is customary that its culture, stories, and history have been kept alive and transmitted by their traditional singers called griots. Message by Music introduces us to Awadi, a renowned rapper with Pan-Africanist sensibilities and juxtaposes his political message with the more old-school griots. Transitions in society are reflected in the arts but also the arts can be the catalysts to move society.

Series: Sound + Vision 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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