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Photos from Temanto Samba

On the road from Temanto Samba to the Guinea Bissau border

Dear Friends and Family of Dragons Senegal Students,

Please enjoy some photos of the group’s time in instructor Samba Sow’s home village, Temanto Samba. The group has been learning to play djembe with master drummer and longtime Dragons homestay coordinator Mamoudou Ndiaye. Today, the group took a mini-trek to the nearby village of Salikegni, a border community near Guinea-Bissau. They met with Sana Dafe, a local radio host and tour guide, and discussed colonization, migrations, and dynamics between the communities spread across Senegal and Guinea Bissau. Sana even ended up interviewing one of our instructors for a radio episode comparing migration and border issues between Senegal/Guinea Bissau with border issues in the southern United States.

Tomorrow night the village is planning a big celebration with the Dragons students before their departure for Dakar on Sunday. The Dragons students and instructors will do another precautionary Covid test tomorrow before moving into their urban homestays, preparing to celebrate the Tabaski holiday (Eid al-Adha) on July 19.