Boxes of CDs and cassettes in the dusty, mazelike stalls at the Marche Sandaga (Aves. Pompidou and Lamine Gueye) will provide the best introduction to mbalax, a modern Senegalese mélange of electric guitar with the traditional sabar and tama drums. The latest Afro-Franco rap is in stock at Disco Star (59 Ave. Pompidou; 221-822-2791).
4. Insider's Tip
Published on Oct 25, 2006 as a web exclusive.