LPAR-16 Social Programme

The description of the events of the social programme is thanks to the organising committee chair Waly Faye.

Reception (April 26)

The restaurant Just4U is in Dakar, in front of the University. They have cultural events with live bands and it's in a yard, open air style. It's very neat without being flagrant, very clean the European way and with a touch of Africanity, with little huts planted like umbrellas along the yard and some green plants around. The Savana bus will pick us from the hotel at 19:30 and bring us back when we are finished.

LPARty: Excursion and Village Trip (April 28)

The trip wil start at 10am. The village is situated approximately 140km east of Dakar and is surrounded by palm trees (roniers). It is small. On the way, there are some cities (Rufisque, right after Dakar, the name comes from Rio Fresco) and then Bargny. Bandia is a small natural reserve that comes next on the road. It has rhinos, giraffes, and especially apes. Next is Mbour, 82km east of Dakar. We are supposed to have a nice time at Saly Portudal, a station just five kilometers before Mbour where we will eat lunch, and either swim in swimming pools or at the beach. Departure from Saly to the village will start at 16:30.

The event in the village, among food and drink, will be about drumming with a traditiional lady singers group. One of the biggest divas in Senegal, Amy Cole Sene, will sing for us. There will also be some calabash drumming from the ladies of the village and Simon Sene, coming from Dakar will have a nice dancing group.

People from the village and certainly neighbouring villages will attend and the conference people must be ready to dance at the heaviest, wildest rhythm ever. So better have the head not filled with Logical Reasoning, in order to release the stiffness of the feet.

Farewell party (April 30)

The place will be decided when we are in Dakar.

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