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Dakar 66: Chronicles of a pan-African festival: Musée du Quai Branly, Paris February 16–May 15, 2016

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Murphy D (2017) Dakar 66: Chronicles of a pan-African festival: Musée du Quai Branly, Paris February 16–May 15, 2016. African Arts, 50 (1), pp. 80-82. https://doi.org/10.1162/AFAR_r_00333

Abstract
First paragraph: In April 1966, thousands of artists, musicians, performers, and writers from across Africa and its diaspora - including Duke Ellington, Wole Soyinka, and Aimé Césaire - gathered in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to take part in the First World Festival of Negro Arts. Held against the backdrop of African decolonization and the push for Civil Rights in the United States, the event was widely hailed as the inaugural cultural gathering of the black world. The brainchild of Senegalese poet and president Léopold Sédar Senghor, the festival was organized by the Société Africaine de Culture, an offshoot of the Présence Africaine publishing house, piloted by Senghor's compatriot Alioune Diop.

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Output Type: Exhibition Review

Journal
African Arts: Volume 50, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Murphy, David
Publication date30/04/2017
Publication date online03/02/2017
Date accepted by journal01/09/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25142
PublisherMIT Press for the Regents of the University of California
ISSN0001-9933
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