Thanks to President Léopold Sédar Senghor, composer of the national hymn, Senegal has early boosted art and culture. Many promoting businesses were created and this resulted in the soaring of many generations of artists some of which are world-famous.
The country registers sites listed on the Human Patrimony.
One can find here a melting pot of tradition-rich cultural ethnics (Wolofs, Séréres, Peulhs, Toucouleurs, Diolas ….).
Art galleries will give you the opportunity to measure the treasures of the Senegalese art, while museums located in Dakar and Saint-Louis will lead you from traditional culture to contemporary art. Have also a look on painting mounted under glass, an art proper to Senegal.
Senegal is also the country of music and dance which are part of the daily life. You will enjoy the rhythm of Mbalakh and the sound of Djembé with the dancing companies that have contributed to make African dance famous.
The Senegalese fashion is being known worldwide, in particular through the impetus given by Oumou Sy, a self-taught fashion designer who founded the training school Leydi.