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NORDIC PAVILION DAK’ART, Senegal 2012

Nordic Pavillion Dakar Senegal 2012

INTO THE RABBIT HOLE 12-27 May

NORDIC PAVILION, DAK’ART, Senegal 2012
Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen
L’économie Du Marché 2012
DVD, 5:09 min
Vocals by Dame Seck and Falou Sene ( Rangouman)
Production H.M.Knudsen

WATCH IT HERE

 

Artists:
Hans Berg & Nathalie Djurberg (Sweden)
Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen (Norway)
Jesper Just (Denmark)
Matti Kallioinen (Sweden)
Otto Karvonen (Finland)
Teemu Mäki (Finland)
Egill Sæbjörnsson (Iceland)

Curators:
Power Ekroth (Sweden/Norway)
Marita Muukkonen (Finland)

The local market, Sandaga, is Bjørn-Kowalski Hansens starting point for his work at the Nordic Pavilion in Dakar. Over a ten day period, he teamed up with a music producer and two local dealers, or rangoumen, as they are called at the Sandaga market. They make a living by finding customers on the street, and then guide them to whatever product they may or not need. For that service they make a certain fee. After getting a thorough lesson on how business works at this market, These rangoumen agreed to write some lyrics about their profession in the local language, wolof. The song was then performed by the artist. The recording can also be bought at the Sandaga Market, Dakar. Available on cassette and CD.

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