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.
Abidjan, Dakar and Paris. the Ivory Coast-based art gallery owner Cecile Fakhoury today runs three eponymous spaces in three different capitals dedicated to artists from the African continent, defending the voices that she is passionate about ... .
Dutch and Italian artists Mischa Sanders and Philipp Putzer created the sculptures during an art residency in Dakar... The works debuted at Dakar’s art biennale, which continues through Tuesday ... That Dakar is the contemporary art capital of the continent gives the work a particularly large platform, she said.
The 2022 edition of ArtBasel, the first June show since 2019, has concluded after reports of buoyant sales and overall attendance of more than 70,000, including VIPs, private collectors and public visitors ... “We were highly honoured to be part of Art Basel for the first time,” said Océane Harati, founder and Director, OH Gallery in Dakar, Senegal.
Almost 60 years later Senegal’s PresidentMacky Stall, upholding the legacy of the arts through the 14th edition of the Biennale of AfricanArt in Dakar, presented the grand prize of the contemporary art event to Ethiopian visual artist, Tegene Kunbi Senbeto.
Dakar , June 3 (ANI) ... Naidu said this in his address to the Indian diaspora in Dakar on Thursday during his three-nation tour ... Earlier in the day, Naidu visited the Dakar Biennale 2022. The Biennale is an international art exhibition that showcases contemporary African art and creativity. He also visited the Museum of BlackCivilizations in Dakar.
Global charity Mercy Ships is celebrating a key milestone this week as its new, state-of-the-art hospital ship Global Mercy made its first port call in Dakar, Senegal... The largest civilian hospital ship in the world, planning for the Global Mercy began as the team was completing the commission of a converted ferry that became the African Mercy ... ....
The unconventional performance, "SupremeRemains", premiered at this year's Biennale of ContemporaryAfricanArt being held in the Senegalese capital Dakar until June 21 ... But objects that have ritual functions can be returned to communities, while those that researchers would like to study can go to universities or art centres, he added.
TIVAOUANE, Senegal — The baby boy did not yet have a name ... When the fire started about 9 p.m ... He had no words ... He lived in the capital, Dakar, but had come to Tivaouane to mourn his daughter ... PresidentMacky Sall has declared three days of national mourning, and the events of the Dakar Biennale, West Africa’s biggest art event, were paused ... ....
Sall on Thursday fired his health minister, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, replacing him with the former director-general of the public health authority, Marie Khemesse Ngom Ndiaye ... "Never again" ... President Sall has declared three days of national mourning, and festive activities such as those of the Dakar Biennial of ContemporaryArt have been suspended ... ....