FEBRUARY 25, 2017 • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
MY VISIT TO SENEGAL
2004 & 2016
My first visit to Senegal came at the end of a three month trek through four countries. It was Ramadan when I arrived in Dakar and the whole city was quiet except at night when every corner comes alive. I returned in 2016 after a long awaited desire to resume my previous trip which was cut short. This time I stayed in the North on the island of Saint-Louis. For three months I made art with other international artists-in-residence. The family that adopted me made attaya everyday! If you can find Senegalese food in your city, go eat it! Thiéboudienne is my favorite.
\\ VIA \\
February 25, 2017
Attaya—Senegalese tea—is foamy, sweet and bitter. Families relax together and enjoy attaya after lunch or dinner.
Hosts. Tobin Belzer and Jesse Ruskin
Tea Master. Amadou Dioum
Storytellers. Aisha Mayfield Dioum, Allison Yasukawa
Food Curators. Susu Attar, April Banks
Music Curator. Jesse Ruskin
Photography. April Banks, Alan Kimara Dixon, Keba Konte
Artistic Director. April Banks