Fresh Art International comes to you LIVE from the 2018 Biennial of Contemporary African Art, Dak’Art. We made the journey to capture sounds of local art and culture and document our first encounters with the contemporary art landscape in Senegal.
In the first of our two live streaming broadcasts, you’ll hear Marisol Rodríguez (Mexico City and Paris), one of the biennial’s guest curators, talk about her work with a team of creatives based in the Hurricane Zone (Mexico’s Yucatàn Peninsula, Central America and the Caribbean).
Also LIVE: our show from la Boite à Idée, or Idea Box, a cultural hub in Dakar’s Mermoz district. In the garden of this space is where cultural activist Ken Aicha Sy, founder of Wakh’Art Music introduces us to a few of the creatives engaging in the local art and music scene. You’ll hear from Ms. Sy, along with Franco-Senegalese artist Gabriel Dia, jazz guitarist Paride Pagnotti, I Science vocalist Corinna Fiora, and composer Nathan Fallou Fuhr. A modest local songwriter introducing himself simply as “Jean-Pierre,” steps up to the microphone with his guitar to voice our melodic good-bye-for-now.
Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special audio courtesy ZAM ZAM, Paride Pagnotti, I Science, Nathan Fallou Fuhr and Jean-Pierre | Photography: ZAM ZAM, Fresh Art International, Gabriel Dia and Wakh’Art