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Archive for the ‘Art and culture’ Category


Club Thiossane

Club Thiossane (Sicap Rue 10 Point E, north of Marche Sandaga, Dakar): This nightclub is owned by the famous Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour, who performs there on Fridays and Saturdays where he is not touring abroad.

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Le Viking Bar

Le Viking Bar (21 Av. George Pompidou, Dakar): es un bar con un público internacional. Live bands are here on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday nights.  

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Le Mex

Le Mex (91 Rue Moussé Diop and G. Pompidou, Center Ville, Dakar): This Mexican-themed restaurant is best known as a lively place to spend the night. He has followers with the French army based in the country.

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Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro (Soumbédioune, Dakar): This is a local nightclub that plays various types of African sounds, with Mbalax as a popular dance here. Several live performances are performed here, including singers like Thione Seck.

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Kadjinol Station

Kadjinol Station (Av. Albert Sarrault X Salva, Dakar) – this is a lounge which has separate spaces, including a small disco, a private movie house, and a patio where live musical performances are held.

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Just 4 U

Only 4 U (Av. Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar), here, legends like Omar Pene and Orchester Baobab play a variety of sounds, from high-life music (West Africa) to Salsa with Cuban influence. The outdoor environment is very popular with tables and chairs under canvas awnings.

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Alizé Club

Alizé Club (Av. Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar): este es otro lugar nocturno donde el baile local Mbalax es prominente. This club attracts a mostly young crowd of 20 years old. Foreign visitors can expose themselves to local culture by coming here.  

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Alexandra

Alexandra (Rue Wagane Diouf, Dakar) – this is a nightspot where the local dance music known as Mbalax can be heard. That music is a fusion of popular jazz, soul, and rock, mixed with some Latin and blended with sabar (the traditional drumming and dance music of Senegal).  

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Saint Louis International Music Festival

Saint Louis International Music Festival (Place Faidherbe, Saint Louis) — this festival takes place over the second weekend of May every year and has become a world renowned meeting place for musicians and tourists from all over the world. The festival has been growing in popularity since its humble beginnings during the early 1990s, and […]

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National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art (19 Av. Hassan II, formerly Av. Albert Sarrault (near the Kermel Plauteau market), Dakar), this art gallery, opened in 1983 by the then Senegalese President Abdou Diouf, exists to promote Senegalese artists. It also acts as the headquarters of the Dakar Biennial, held there every two years.  

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