Danse à la calebasse
(Dancing with Calabash)
28½ x 20” Digital Print on archival paper
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print of 150
©2001 Djibril N'Doye
There are many forms of expression in the areas of music and dance. All societies have their own style(s). Music and dance play a very positive role in life in any given society, particularly contributing to the health and well-being of each individual.
I grew up in an environment where music is an integral part of everyday life.
There is no separate ‘school’ for dance; everyone is exposed to the joy of rhythmic movement and encouraged to participate.
While dancing, these three women play percussive instruments made with gourds and decorated with beads and/or cowrie shells that resonate against the outside of the calabash.