I Reclaim My Name

FIG Fund, Fall 2016-17

Project Description

My 2017 winter term project, I Reclaim my Name, will be a month of cultural immersion and musical study in Dakar, Senegal, to better understand African American music and myself. During my last week in Senegal, I will visit Touba (the religious city) to learn more about the traditions that permeate life in Senegal. Upon return, I will be equipped to push the boundaries of jazz in my senior recital, Daoure, which combines jazz, hip-hop and traditional African music.

Team Members

photo of David Diongue
David Diongue ’17