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Senegal

Music & Mysticism

A 13-Day Adventure for Adults

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Duration
13 Days
Description

Discover West Africa: investigate unique interpretations of Senegalese Islam from Sufi Imams, study with master artisans and musicians, and lose yourself in captivating live concerts.

Session A Dates

Jul 19 - Jul 31, 2020


Session A Availability

open

Session B Dates

Jan 19 - Jan 31, 2021


Session B Availability

open

Number of Participants

8-12


Suggested Ages

Adult Participants

Spring Begins In

15 Weeks

Fall Begins In

41 Weeks

Tuition

$4,350


Estimated Flight Cost

$1,200

Dakar

Thies

Niodior

Program Overview

WELCOME TO A CULTURE RENOWNED FOR ITS HOSPITALITY, WHERE STRANGERS CALL YOU TO SIT UNDER THE SHADE OF A MANGO TREE AND SHARE A CUP OF TEA.


Welcome to a country of contrasts, where new development sits beside centuries-old customs. Even the music echos a mix of traditional and modern styles.  Known for its vibrant and amicable people, sophisticated polyrhythmic music, and unique interpretations of Islam, Senegal welcomes travelers into a rich and dynamic cultural landscape.

Program Highlights
  • Explore Sufi mysticism, development,  migration, mangrove restoration and gender roles.
  • Travel by boat to the welcoming island community of Niodior for a three-night family stay.
  • Delve into musical and artistic traditions by studying with master artisans and attending live concerts.
  • Explore bustling markets, historic monuments, and modern cafes in the capital of Dakar.
  • Plant tree saplings in a mangrove forest while learning about environmental conservation and grassroots development.
Sample Itinerary