Notes From the New York Chapter’s March 2024 Senegal Study Tour

New York chapter co-coordinator Sherri Donovan (left) organized a trip to Senegal for TCC members; this is one of two boats take to the water at Somone’s National Park and Bird Sanctuary.
TCC member Victoria Russell at the opening party.

In March, 2024, the New York TCC Chapter organized a meet-up and study tour in Senegal with co-coordinator Sherri Donovan as tour leader and celebrity musician Mamadou Yade of Mamadou Waflash as the local indigenous Lebou guide.

TCC members from California, Canada, New York, Florida, New Jersey, and Maryland participated in calabash and music classes, lectures on Senegalese art, design and cooking demonstrations.

The opening and closing parties were held at the sustainable Art Helping Life Centre in Somone, a historic fishing village south of Dakar on the Atlantic Ocean. Excursions included Gorée Island, Bandia Reserve, the Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar, and the Bird Sanctuary and Lagoon, a national park on Petite-Côte.

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