Dakar (English pronunciation: /dɑːˈkɑːr, ˈdækər/;French:[da.kaʁ]) is the capital and largest city of Senegal.
It is located on the Cap-Vert Peninsula on the Atlantic coast and is the westernmost city in the Old World and on the African mainland. Its position, on the western edge of Africa, is an advantageous departure point for trans-Atlantic and European trade; this fact aided its growth into a major regional port.
According to 31 December 2005 official estimates, the city of Dakar proper has a population of 1,030,594, whereas the population of the Dakar metropolitan area is estimated at 2.45million people.
The Cap-Vert peninsula was settled, no later than the 15th century, by the Lebou people, an aquacultural ethnic group related to the neighboring Wolof and Sereer. The original villages: Ouakam, Ngor, Yoff and Hann, still constitute distinctively Lebou neighborhoods of the city today. In 1444, the Portuguese reached the Bay of Dakar, initially as slave-raiders, but were repulsed by the natives on the shores. Peaceful contact was finally opened in 1456 by Diogo Gomes, and the bay was subsequently referred to as the "Angra de Bezeguiche" (after the name of the local ruler). The bay of "Bezeguiche" would serve as a critical stop for the Portuguese India Armadas of the early 16th century, where large fleets would routinely put in, both on their outward and return journeys from India, to repair, collect fresh water from the rivulets and wells along the Cap-Vert shore and trade for provisions with the local people for their remaining voyage. (It was famously during one of these stops, in 1501, where the Florentine navigator Amerigo Vespucci began to construct his "New World" hypothesis about America.)
As Coltrane's fame grew during the 1960s after he had stopped recording for Prestige, the record company assembled and reissued varied Coltrane recordings with his name prominently displayed, though in many cases, like on Dakar, he had originally been a sideman. However, a retrospective review for Allmusic suggested that issuing the album as if it were originally led by Coltrane was appropriate given that his "urgent" performances were often the most compelling.
JEDDAH ... On her appointment, Al-Hamad said ... FASTFACT ... The nation has successfully hosted major global events for the first time in its history, including the Dakar Rally, Formula E and Formula One races, among others. Additionally, a state-of-the-art racing track was constructed to accommodate F1 racing, beginning in 2021 ... ....
And the brand’s globetrotting show schedule creates its own dramatics, courtesy of venues as diverse as Dakar in Senegal and, come this December, Manchester... He has certainly pulled that off with the choice of Manchester for the next Metièrs d’art show, which is held annually to showcase the work of Chanel’s specialist artisanal workshops.
"Dakar looks great with certain coloured films, because they really bring out the warm, vibrant colours," Saar said, loading a fresh roll into the camera ... In the meantime, local photographers like Eva Diallo are already showing works developed there at some of Dakar’s most prestigious art houses.
... the art of visually blending colours,” he says. ... Thanks to that LIMCAF award, Idowu was, as one of that year’s top six winners, selected to be part of an all-expenses-paid trip to the Senegalese capital city, Dakar, for its art biennale, popularly known as Dak’Art. .
Baaba Maal, Being ★★★★☆ ... He didn’t, instead studying music in Dakar and, later, at the Beaux-Arts school in Paris ... His new album, Being, is a different beast altogether ... A renowned polymath at home – Maal’s studio in Dakar is a hub for artists, musicians, designers, environmentalists and students – he is now becoming better known elsewhere too ... .
If you associate super flares with Abba karaoke sessions, think again. Among the style set, the Seventies staple is back ... At Chanel’s latest Métiers d’art show in Dakar, flares came in logo-stamped blue denim and glitzy blush pink sequins ... .
He had ever since taken courses on curatorial studies in Venice, the Asiko School of Art in Dakar, cultural management in Germany, social engagement for social change in the US (IVLP), cultural mediation and democratisation in France, as well as art workshops and artist residencies in several locations across the world.
Senegal bursts with color, from the bubblegum pink algae that dye Lake Retba to the blue and yellow mini buses, car rapides, that navigate Dakar’s stylish streetscapes ... In January, the French luxury house opened a new exhibition space, le19M Dakar, within the Theodore MonodAfricanArt Museum.
So Far, So What?” With the overall best prize award also came an all-expenses-paid trip to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, for the Dakar Biennale, better known as Dak’Art 2022, where he featured in an off-exhibition among other artists from Nigeria and other countries ... “It has also allowed me to meet many artists and art lovers in the art scene.”.
Just over two months ago, Chanel staged its first Métiers d’art runway show on the African continent in the heart of Dakar, Senegal... Dakar in Chanel. As much as Chanel was in Dakar, Dakar made itself known in Chanel ... Last month, Chanel launched la Galerie du 19M Dakar with the exhibition On the Thread, housed at Le Musée Théodore-Monod d’Art Africain.