Senegalese NYC is partly in Le Petit Senegal (Little Senegal), in Harlem’s West African neighborhood around 116th St between Lenox Ave and Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Senegal is a Wolof and French speaking country. It is mostly part of the Sahel, the transition zone between the Sahara Desert and the savannas of West Africa. It’s also the transition between North African and West African culture.
Many Griots, traveling court singers and storytellers, come from Senegal. You can draw a line from the Griots to Rap.
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Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
“Saint Omer” by Alice Diop, France’s shortlisted Oscar entry, opens at Film at Lincoln Center on Friday, January 13, 2023. In French with English subtitles. 🇸🇳🇫🇷
Watch England vs Senegal, a FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Round of 16 match, on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 3pm ET. 🇸🇳
The FIFA World Cup 2022 is in Qatar November 20 – December 18, 2022. The final is December 18, 2022 in Lusail Iconic Stadium on the outskirts of Doha. The World Cup is being broadcast in English on Fox Sports and in Spanish on Telemundo 47. 🇨🇷 🇪🇨 🇲🇽 🇺🇸 | 🇦🇷 🇧🇷 🇺🇾 | 🇫🇷 🇵🇹 🇪🇸 | 🇨🇲 🇬🇭 🇲🇦 🇸🇳 🇹🇳
“Nanny” is a 2022 Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize winner by Atlanta Sierra Leonean director Nikyatu Jusu. It’s the story of Aisha, a Senegalese immigrant working as a nanny for a wealthy Tribeca couple to make money to bring her own young son from Africa. The couple’s intense fighting traps her in a nightmare and Aisha becomes troubled by the supernatural in her West African context. Screens at Film at Lincoln Center, Wednesday, November 23 – December 1, 2022. $15. 🇸🇱🇸🇳
Youssou N’Dour, Africa’s most famous living singer and one of the world’s great voices, plays Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Fri, May 13, 2022 at 8pm. From $16. carnegiehall.org 🇸🇳
For the Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashup #5 – Southern Italy Meets Senegal, Alessandra Belloni plays Southern Italian music and Alioune Faye, a Griot (West African troubadour), plays Senegalese percussion at Flushing Town Hall in Flushing, Queens on Sun, Apr 3 at 1pm. $15. 🇮🇹🇸🇳
Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita present their new album “Suba,” Global Music reuniting the Caribbean and Mother Africa, at Roulette Intermedium in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn on Thu, Mar 31 at 8pm. $25. robertbrowningassociates.com 🇨🇺🇸🇳🇻🇪
Senegal was part of the Ghana Empire (ca 300-1100). Islam is the national faith. It came to the Americas during the Colonial Era. The colonizers were French.
Haitian Revolution leader Dutty Boukman (ca 1767-1791) was from the region. He was called “Boukman” because he was a Muslim priest, a man of The Book (The Koran).
Senegal is the northernmost part of West Africa. The modern country straddles the Sahel. Northern Senegal is desert. Southern Senegal is savanna. The Senegal River is a major cultural region. Senegal surrounds the nation of Gambia on the Gambia River.