MUSIC OF SENEGAL:
Many links to artists; commercial site.
This small site contains a brief description of the music and dance of the Wolof Sabar.
This site is about Sufi drumming. Sufi drumming is the sort of recording that no so long ago might have languished in obscurity.
This amazing website gives information on multiple Senegalese musicians and the different instruments used in playing. One can click on any musician and discover a world of Senegalese music.
BAABA MAAL WEBSITE:
YOUSSOU NDOUR OFFICIAL SITE:
YOUSSOU NDOUR, LA STAR AFRICAINE:
SOCIETY AND CULTURE
gave a very basic description of the cultural aspects of the nation of Senegal. Dealing with three main trends of thought within their cultural understanding of their own society, religion, family, and government. Within these three major clauses, the web site contained numerous descriptions of Senegalese life.
This is a rather small site (it is only one page), but it has a lot of information about the history, culture, traditions, religions, and families of the Gambia.
gives a list of basic information about Senegal, ranging from its population of 7,953,000 to the precolonial history of the Jolof Empire. An interesting factoid is that the principal languages of Senegal are Wolof, Pulaar, Seerer, Joola, Manding, Soninke, and not French; however, French is the official language of Senegal.
This page gave a breakdown of the different ethnic groups within Senegal that make up the population.
This was a really interesting page, which was essentially a research paper about the villages of Ker Atu Agomen and Mbaba. The author looked at the many forms of communication available to the villages and the impact that they have had on the life of the villagers.
This site is written by a member of the Senegalese Senate. It has information regarding the people, culture, tourism, and business.
this is a very broad-based web page dealing with tourism, business, and general cultural aspects of Senegal's society. It maintains a chat room in English in which one can discuss all sorts of topics. The most common topic I came across was from a group of ex-tourists talking about the hospitality of Senegal's people.
This site was constructed by an official of the government, Amadou Thiam. Mr. Thiam includes information on the culture, people, businesses, and possibilities for visiting Senegal. This site goes into great detail about the country and is quite helpful in gaining an appreciation for city life.
SEMBU XAM-XAMI COSAAN:
UCLA WOLOF WEB SITE:
LEARNING WOLOF ONLINE: (orthography, misconceptions)
COURS DE WOLOF: (for French speakers)
AFRICAN LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION:
This site was the most diverse by far. Here one can find information about travel to and throughout Senegal, as well as information about the government, including election schedules and political parties. The site provides pictures from all over the country, and discusses the different peoples and cultures within it as well. Lastly, if you know French, you can even view homes and property for sale all over the country
This is a site which gives factual information regarding Senegal's government, population, geography, industries and much more.
(In French). Information on the Republic of Senegal put out by the governrnent of Senegal's tourism office. This site gives a basic overview of the country's government and its president. It also includes information regarding tourism and culture. The site is in French.
ISLAM IN SENEGAL:
To date, one of the most comprehensive sites on Senegal. In French and English, it includes information on art, culture and politics, a chat room, as well as links to the main newspapers, radio and TV stations.
This site gives news headlines for Senegal, and it is updated frequently.
This website offers current articles about Senegal from the Washington Post. It allows you to check out the weather and other interesting facts about Senegal. It also offers pictures of the people of Senegal.
This link provides news articles regarding Senegal and is also part of a larger newspaper that covers all of Africa.
AFRICA NEWS: (good)
(In French). The main telecommunication company in Senegal.
LITERATURE AND CINEMA
TITLES FROM SENEGAL: (African Imprint Library Services)
This site is a reference for Senegalese literature, which pays special attention to women writers.
ECOLE SUPERIEURE POLYTECHNIQUE, UCAD:
MAPS OF SENEGAL:
PHOTOS DU SENEGAL:
PRESENTATION DU SENEGAL:
PRESENTATION DE LA GAMBIE:
This site is an abbreviated encyclopedia reference. It includes capsules of information including population, history, government, and general information including national and official languages, currency, exchange rate, per capita income, and square acreage. The ite also includes an area map and a picture of the country's flag.
This website gives important information on the politics, culture, and economics of the country. Since the source is from the Senegalese embassy, it should be valid and can probably be trusted.
This site also tells about the history and geography of Senegal. It also includes maps and statistics.
This link is part of the World Fact Book, set up by the U.S. government. It has statistical information and maps.
This page was constructed by the United States about Senegal. It includes insights into issues that the U.S. considers to be important. One of the headlines is: "Electric outages blamed for the slowing of Senegal's economic growth". This site gives an outsider's view of the issues the people of Senegal face.
Business facilitation sites. From the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, Senegal Consular information for American travelers, news reports on elections, economics, business, travel, and weather
This site has been put together by the United States Embassy in Senegal. The main focus of this site is current affairs, especially economics and business news. It is mainly geared towards people who have business connections in Senegal, but it has not been updated since the New Year, so the information, though interesting and pertinent, is out of date.
This website is dated from 1997. Although it is a little out of date, there are many pictures of people and places and it also gives an account of several Peace Corps members who worked in Senegal and with the people. It gives some information about what it is like to be a visitor of Senegal and what major differences and obstacles it presents.
SPORTS AND TOURISM
This website is in french ! It gives information about the "biggest car race." I have never heard of this race and how popular it is; however, there seems to be many websites about it. It must be an important event that might peak some interest.
[Note: This is the Paris-Dakar Rally]
This site, sponsored by the Senegal Tourist Office of North America, is extremely comprehensive, in that it includes information on customs requirements, as well as tourist information such as, popular cities and regions, hotels, car rental companies, and weather conditions throughout the year. In addition, the site provides information on museums, galleries, open markets, major holidays, places of worship and has some facts about tour companies and airlines that fly into Dakar. The most interesting part of this site is that it discusses the legal game hunting of Senegal, a topic not mentioned by any other site.
This site had a lot of information for tourists. It includes maps, attractions, hotel and flight information, and also some facts about the country.
This is a great website for those interested in the wildlife which is native to the country. The site is primarily in French though, so it is primarily valuable for the beautiful pictures of the country.
The Hotel de Wassadou in Senegal. A national reserve for safari.