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Video: NDAM is Glory in Wolof

Baay Souley is not a musician, but knows about NDAM and transmission. In the clip above, he explains the concept. NDAM is Wolof for Glory, la Victoire, Success, Reward. It’s what we all seek in one way or another through our mind-bogglingly specific domains in the knowledge-economy. NDAM is right up there with FUN and BEAUTY: all good things, all totally elusive and fleeting. If NDAM can be thought of as an imprint of greatness, then music is one of nature's designed carriers, a tool to transmit NDAM among people.


Baye Souley is a wise man on a hilltop. It’s a storybook kind of role that he does harder than rendered; he even has the white beard. Baye Souley perched himself on not just any hilltop, his chosen station of wisdom is one with very heavy implications for modern African music and culture on both sides of the Atlantic: Gorée island, a historic hub of the West African slave trade and focal point for modern remembrance.

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Senegal Protests Result in First Confirmed Death

Several reports have confirmed that one protestor has been killed in demonstrations taking place in Senegal following opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's recent arrest.

At least one protester has been killed in the ongoing anti-government protests in Senegal, according to several reports. The protestor was killed during clashes with the police in Bignona, southern Casamance region, although the cause of death is still allegedly unknown and under investigation. The protests, which now enter into the third day today, are in response to the arrest of opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested for reportedly disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorised demonstration. His arrest comes ahead of a scheduled appearance at a Dakar court on a charge rape.

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