Duke Ellington in Dakar - 1966

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 356-357:

The 1966 World Festival of Negro Arts in Dakar, Senegal, is a really great accomplishment. Every field of art is represented… Never before or since has the Black Artist been so magnificently represented and displayed... And every night, on the balcony of the ninth floor of the Engar Hotel, I sit and listen to the sea singing her songs of the historic past on the island from which the slaves were shipped. Farther in the distance, I can hear the tribes that have gathered on another island to rehearse for their show next day. And then sometimes I wondered whether it was really a rehearsal, …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 356-357. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429890359260 accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Dakar


Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]

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Traditional West African music performed by Tribes
West African instrumental music performed by Papa Tall

Experience Information

Date/Time 1966
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, outdoors, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:45:59 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:02:50 +0100