Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
Founded in 1950 by UNESCO’s Ambassador Artist for Peace, Mr. Julien Jouga – a true visionary in the development and preservation of the Senegalese Culture. The group serves as the chorale of St. Joseph’s of Medina, the cathedral in the heart of Dakar. They interpret Gospel and Negro Spirituals, traditional African Songs, and the magnificent masses composed by their founding director in his country’s four national languages: Ouolof, Diola, Sérère and Portugese Creole. The voices – to which drums, guitar and kora are occasionally added – rise in a local polyphony, testifying to a singular mastery of language combined with profound knowledge of the country’s rhythms and music traditions. The folklore and story traditions of Senegal form the basis for many songs, bringing to audiences a direct connection to the lives of the Senegalese people.
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