Dakar boasts some top international events throughout the year. We have listed some of these below as great optional extras for your holiday. If your visit does not coincide with one of the many events, news, festivals or celebrations in Dakar & Saint Louis, there is bound to be something of interest happening when you do arrive. For more information on the events listed below, or for other events throughout the year, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.you
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The Festival A Sahel Ouvert is organized by the public interest association GLOBE, whose slogan is "know your culture". It was born in 2010 from the will of Senegalese and French artists to bring culture to the heart of the populations who have the least access, by associating NGOs specialized in development. In a unique approach in Africa, the Festival A Sahel Ouvert favors rural anchoring and, above all, relies on the involvement of local populations. He defends a vision for the future: culture for development! "The fight against poverty begins there. Put the culture forward. This is how we will meet the challenges of the millennium. A sun is rising. We believe in African youth. We believe in you! " Baaba Maal, guest artist and godfather of the first edition, during his closing concert of the 2010 festival
The Biennale is held in Dakar to create a platform for African artists to place their works in the International arena.