The third version of the Dakar carnival ended on Saturday( Nov. 26). This 12 months’s company of honour have been the Hal Pular ethnic group.
Throughout three days, a whole lot of dancers, instrumentalists and artists paraded by the streets of Senegal’s capital to showcase the very best of their tradition.
The pageant offers the chance collectively completely different communities dwelling throughout the nation to come back collectively.
“If we perpetuate this pageant, the promotion of Senegalese tradition will probably be assured”, elder Elimane Mbaye mentioned.
“It isn’t straightforward to convey collectively so many ethnic teams in a single night time, with none animosity. The organisers give time to every group to indicate some facets of their tradition”, he added.
Spectators didn’t solely get to observe dancers carry out, they might style conventional dishes, attend concert events and purchase handicrafts.
Celebrating Africa’s cultures
The presence of various African nationals throughout this 12 months’s carnival was a supply of satisfaction for the organizers.
“Now we have folks from Cape Verde a nation not removed from right here, we’re internet hosting Nigerians, Gambians, we now have lots of people who’ve come to combine our carnival and likewise to indicate their tradition,” Abdoulaye Dione a member of the group groups defined.
“I will not even say we’re selling Senegalese tradition however relatively Africa.”
The occasion which is organized in partnership with the Senegalese Ministry of tradition and the town of Dakar is gaining recognition.
Native spectators hope it’s going to appeal to vacationers and why not change into in the future as well-known as different main carnival festivals around the globe.
” I communicate with plenty of emotion as a Senegalese, we’re very pleased to see all this mixing”, attendee Dabel Ndiaye says. “We name on everybody to come back extra, we want it to be like the nice carnival of Rio, of Brazil.”
With a purpose to help the women and men maintaining alive Senegal’s traditions, the Dakar carnival rewards 10 folks with tradition and heritage awards. They’re endowed with 10,000,000 CFA Francs.
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