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Fiftieth anniversary of the First World Festival of Negro Arts: a comparative study of the involvement of the population in the World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966 and 2010

Fiftieth anniversary of the First World Festival of Negro Arts: a comparative study of the involvement of the population in the World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966 and 2010
Fiftieth anniversary of the First World Festival of Negro Arts: a comparative study of the involvement of the population in the World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966 and 2010
This essay takes as its starting point two hymns from the First World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966 – one composed by Abdoulaye Ndiaye “Thiosanne” and the other played by saxophonist Bira Guèye and sung by the griot Mada Thiam – in order to analyze and rethink the involvement of the population in this festival. In the light of the fiftieth anniversary of this historic event, the essay offers a comparative study of the 1966 and 2010 festivals, which took place in entirely different periods and contexts. It focuses on the population and their involvement. By applying a methodology that uses the archival research of the national newspaper Dakar-Matin in 1966, and Le Soleil in 2010, as well as a selection of sound archives, we hope to understand the perception that the local and international population had, as well as their differences and convergences. The festivals in 1966 and 2010, organized under the presidency of Senghor and Wade, respectively, will be examined in the context of their different cultural policies. We suggest that the festival of 1966 can be seen as a “festival of affirmation” (of black identity). In contrast, the festival of 2010, also celebrated at Dakar, can be seen as a “festival of mimicry and popularization.” We question whether the Senegalese people claimed these two festivals as theirs.
1369-801X
965-986
Sendra, Estrella
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Ndour, Saliou
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Sendra, Estrella
649e182a-2efe-4202-bef9-cbd28bc6f496
Ndour, Saliou
4f44dd47-d3ae-4bc8-b322-a3a61d2dfae7

Sendra, Estrella and Ndour, Saliou (2018) Fiftieth anniversary of the First World Festival of Negro Arts: a comparative study of the involvement of the population in the World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966 and 2010. Interventions, 20 (7), 965-986. (doi:10.1080/1369801X.2018.1487329).

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This essay takes as its starting point two hymns from the First World Festival of Negro Arts in 1966 – one composed by Abdoulaye Ndiaye “Thiosanne” and the other played by saxophonist Bira Guèye and sung by the griot Mada Thiam – in order to analyze and rethink the involvement of the population in this festival. In the light of the fiftieth anniversary of this historic event, the essay offers a comparative study of the 1966 and 2010 festivals, which took place in entirely different periods and contexts. It focuses on the population and their involvement. By applying a methodology that uses the archival research of the national newspaper Dakar-Matin in 1966, and Le Soleil in 2010, as well as a selection of sound archives, we hope to understand the perception that the local and international population had, as well as their differences and convergences. The festivals in 1966 and 2010, organized under the presidency of Senghor and Wade, respectively, will be examined in the context of their different cultural policies. We suggest that the festival of 1966 can be seen as a “festival of affirmation” (of black identity). In contrast, the festival of 2010, also celebrated at Dakar, can be seen as a “festival of mimicry and popularization.” We question whether the Senegalese people claimed these two festivals as theirs.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 28 June 2018
Published date: 3 October 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 425567
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425567
ISSN: 1369-801X
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