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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Rock Out in Dakar


4. Insider's Tip

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).

Published on Oct 25, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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