Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre

‘Moussem Cities Dakar’


This new edition of Moussem Cities puts the spotlight on Dakar. Bozar and Moussem present you the finest music and film creations from the capital of Senegal, considered as the economic, political and cultural centre of West Africa.

After accompanying Baaba Maal for several years, Malick Pathe Sow, a descendant of griots, follows his own artistic path as a singer and hoddu player. He combines the arpeggios of his West African lute with the crystalline kora of his faithful partner Bao Sissoko. Wasis Diop will then take you on a journey through the atmospheric compositions of his new album with his deep, haunting voice.

On the second day Moussem Cities takes you through two films. In Contras' City (1968), Djibril Diop Mambéty captures the series of contrasts that would define the tumultuous social and ideological climate that would explode in Senegal in 1968. La noire de... (Black Girl, 1966) by Ousmane Sembène, “father of African cinema”, tells the story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman exiled in France, in search of a carefree life.

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