carl heyward
TOUBABDIALAW
SOBO BADE
TOUBAB DIALAW
SENEGAL streetART
SENEGAL street ART
TOUBAB DIALAW
SOBO BADE
ENGOUEMENT

Carl and Akiko video interview

created by Grant Taylor and GAP member Suzanne Jacquot

CARL HEYWARD GAPVII
Carl Heyward GAPVII
Carl Heyward GAPVII
Akiko GAPVII
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Carl Heyward GAPVII
Carl Heyward GAPVII
Carl Heyward GAPVII
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Trish GAP VII
Mar - GAPVII
Carl Heyward GAPVII
Mar - GAPVII
Trish GAP VII
Akiko GAPVII
Akiko GAPVII
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Maryse GAP VII
Akiko GAPVII
Akiko GAPVII
Carl Heyward GAPVII
GAPVII
Maryse GAP VII
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THE SENEGAL MASK SERIES undertaken during GAP VII SENEGAL January 19  in which artist/photographer Margot Hartford engaged children of new friends and acquaintances in the Toubab Dialaw district outside of Dakar at Espace SOBOBADE. Proud to support this member of Global ART Project : the collaborative future

GAP VII

SENEGAL AFRICA 

WORKSHOP / INTENSIVES

DEC 2018 - JAN 2019

Carl Heyward / Akiko SuzukiGregory J. Rose / Macha Melanie

Margot Hartford / Mar Daines

Senegal Art Workshop
Senegal Art Workshop
Senegal Art Workshop
Senegal Art Workshop

Collaborative ART Performance

SOBO BADE THEATER

FESTIVAL RYTHMES ET FORMES DU MONDE, 8th EDITION

 

3POEMS show : 31st December - 21h

Ongoing collaborative artistic creation that blends dance,

poetry, sounds, art and video projections.

Inspired by Carl Heyward poems / Global Art Project

Choreography by Macha Mélanie / Compagnie Puls'Art

and Yama Ndione / Compagnie les Enfants de WALOU DEKENKO 

3POEMS-PulsARTshow-photo Suzon BASTIDE
GERARD CHENET

It is in Toubab Dialaw, a fishing village located 55 km south of Dakar that Gérard Chenet moved to the 70s.

Originally from Haiti where he was born in 1927, Gérard Chenet has lived in Senegal since 1964. Before his arrival, he was also a lawyer, journalist and professor of history of Africa in Guinea Conakry. Writer, architect, director, sculptor and musician, Gérard CHENET was also an adviser to the Ministry of Culture in the early 70s.

He begins by building his house with surrounding materials: stones cut in volcanic rock, salvage marble, stubble, bamboo.

He began to practice flute and sculpture (ebony, basalt and monumental marble blocks). His enthusiasm attracts young people from the region: a workshop of plastic art develops with sculpture and modeling workshops and batik.

At first he receives his friends, his family and artists, then he answers the request of the visitors and, small buildings with turrets and domes, roofs of straw or tiles, covered with terracotta, ceramics, glass paste colored, pink sandstone or flat stones are born. This constantly changing place becomes the Sobo Badé Space (Sobo: voodoo god of the storm, Badé : deity of lightning, mythical appellation linked to sound and light evoking the visual arts), a place of architecture inimitable.

In 1992, Gérard Chenet built an open theater. Courses of traditional African rhythms and dances, choreographic creations, experimental theater performances, batik initiation courses, symposiums of sculpture, ceramics and painting, musical workshops are organized.

 The Sobo Badè Space is recognized today as a place for tourism and culture around the world.

It was in 2000 that Gérard CHENET began to invest a corner of bush, located not far from Sobo Badé, in the hills of Dialaw. This place, which it has named "Engouement" for up to 40 people, is also becoming a major cultural, artistic and ecological center, particularly with the construction of a 750-seat theater. architecture of Greco-Sudano-Sahelian inspiration

and with the realization of an ecological swimming pool with lagoon.