It's been a busy but good weekend.
Thursday night I went downtown to the French Cultural Center with some friends to see a Senegalese rap concert. There were several different artists there and it was a great time. Lots of good music.
Friday was the celebration of Senegal's Independence Day. They had a parade downtown, but instead of going I decided to sleep in and watch it on TV.
I watched Pan's Labyrinth with my family - which was interesting because it's a Spanish film with English subtitles... and they mostly speak Wolof and French. However, they know a little English and were able to follow along well enough with the subtitles to understand what was going on (or so they said).
Later on that night I ended up watching Vantage Point (In French) with my brother Issa and my sister Mama. It was a really good film - I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it.
Saturday I helped clean the house a little bit and then my friend Natalie came over and we watched Stardust with my family.
Then we went over to my friend Sarah's house (along with several other people) and we watched the Newsies!
(It was a BIG movie weekend...)
Then Saturday night I went out with my brother Issa and a bunch of my friends to this big party downtown. It's called Koolgraoul (sp?)and it only happens the first Saturday of every month. It's basically a big dance party outside under the stars behind the presidential palace. It was a great time.
Tomorrow I'm heading out for my rural visit. I will be staying with an NGO called 10,000 Girls in Kaolack.
I'll be there with three of my classmates - Edwina, Wendall, and Marianne.
I should be back next Sunday InchAllah. So until then Nu yendoo ak jamm. (let us spend the day in peace).
jamm ak jamm,