Noontime talk and discussion- Free and open to the public


“The Mourides, the Baye Fall, Senegalese Culture and the Arts”

Featuring guest speakers

Dr. Ousmane Sène, Universitè Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

Cheikh Lô, Senegalese musician and singer

Moderated by Professor Wendy Wilson-Fall, Associate, Professor and Chair of Africana Studies, Lafayette College


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m.

Tour of the paintings of Yelimane Fall follows

Gendebien Room, Skillman Library

Lafayette College Campus


Brown bag lunch provided, while supplies last – arrive early – Admission is free


The appearance of Cheikh Lô & The Ndiguel Band from Dakar, Senegal is part of Tapestries: Voices Within Contemporary Muslim Cultures, a campus-wide initiative designed to explore the multiplicity of Muslim artistic expressions flourishing on the world stage today.


Lô is a member of the Baye Fall, a movement within the Mouride Sufi order of Islam, which accounts for 40% of the population of Senegal. A laidback crooner with a high, tremulous tone, his voice can suddenly drop to the bassline of Afro-beat, where Cuban influences still hold sway amid the rippling polyrhythms of mbalax – Senegalese dance music. Cross-pollinating with Ghanaian high-life and Jamaican reggae, Lô sings of peace, love, and steadfast spirituality. “Cheikh Lô has a voice that can move from a prescient whisper to a searing gut cry…an eclectic composer and arranger who tries new ideas on every song” (NPR).


This talk accompanies the following:

Cheikh Lô & The Ndiguel Band                                             

Wednesday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m.                      

Pre-performance talk by Dr. Ousmane Sène at 7:00 p.m.                    

Williams Center for the Arts – (610) 330-5009


The Paintings of Yelimane Fall

August 28 - December 17, 2017

Skillman Library