Last year I got a few video shots off before getting the smack down by the african dance conference Paparazzi police. This year I left my video camera at home but damn by the end everyone had a camera out, so there i was with my little point and shoot getting what I could of the last minutes of another great conference in the NYC.
We had just finished the final class taught by almost every teacher at the conference wearing Marie Basse’s Senegal IndepeDANCE shirts in red, yellow and green but we just couldnt stop and neither could the drummers cuz well, they just l o v e to drum! It was 10:30 pm when I shooting this and we were supposed to out of the building by 8:30 so I laugh at the end of the clip when Marie Basse has to throw herself over the djun djun to get the drummers to stop! hahhaha So much fun. Here’s what i was able to get. enjoy.
The class was filmed and will hopefully make it onto Senegalese TV as part of their 50th year of Independence celebration.