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Dakar, the capital since independence in 1960, lies on the Cap Vert peninsula, the most westerly point in Africa.Before independence, Dakar was the capital of French West Africa (AOF, or l'Afrique Occidentale Franc├žaise ), which included nine French-speaking West African states. The spread of education and increased economic opportunity have modified a traditional social structure based on kinship, but the majority of the people adhere to the traditional values of Kersa (respect for others) and Tegin (good manners).Musicians are respected, but only in the context that the music itself belongs to the community - not to the person who is playing an instrument or singing a song.Those instruments have been developed over many years, while the songs themselves are inspired by the people as a whole rather than by any individual.

This sense of a national identity is not shared by the Diola populations in the forest areas of the Casamance, who since December 1982 have been engaged in an armed insurgency to separate from the Islamized northerners.In Podor, people sing naturally about their experiences, their lives and their relationships. Everybody has a part to play - even children are allowed to join in if they have the inspiration.It doesn't matter if your voice is not the finest; everyone is involved.A poetic etymology from the Wolof people states that the name derives from the local term Sunugal, meaning "our dugout canoe" (everyone is in the same boat).The Republic of Senegal became independent in 1960 after three centuries of French colonial rule.But I do, of course, have my own favourite artists - musicians, painters, fashion designers.

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