Babacar Mbaye Ndaak

Babacar In 2008 I was fortunate enough to be able to welcome the Senegalese griot Babacar Mbaye Ndaak to spend a day telling to students in my school.

This was part of a UNESCO-organised tour of Germany, giving young Europeans a rare chance to discover something of the rich traditions of Africa and also an insight into the lives of others today.

Below are a few photos of the occasion.

Singing a song When Babacar sings a song, everyone joins in - and that in the Senegalese language of Wolof.

Telling a tale Introducing a traditional tale of Leuk the Hare and Bouki the Hyena.

Farewell Finally, time to say farewell.

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