International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008


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Senegal

Senegal at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

Senegal is a country turned towards the world. The exhibition places the sea at the centre of culture and economy with a convincing message. The rooms invite the visitor to sit comfortably on seats located on a beach, facing the sea. The imaginary visual journey allows one to appreciate small sequences that seem to float in the waves. Further on, telephones testify to the importance of a good communication network, with Senegalese music playing in the background to complete a more than pleasant visit. The secondary theme proposed by Senegal shows the different fishing methods used. With its long coastline, the country acts as a border between North and Black Africa, which explains why it is open to the world, and to the cultural influences of other countries. The Senegalese are setting an example and young creators know how to perfectly combine the traditional elements of their country with the most modern European contributions. Its rich and varied music allows trends such as hip hop or jazz to rub shoulders with Mbalax (a typical Senegalese style) and Senegalese folklore.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008