Sunday, 9 October 2016

110th birthday of Léopold Sédar Senghor

(Born 9 October 1906, Joal, Sénégal)
One of the most outstanding poets of the African World, academic, and race and culture theorist, statesperson, first African president of Sénégal, September 1960, following the termination of 300 years of the French conquest, occupation and immisiration, who lays foundation for transforming the country to arguably Africa’s most successful nations-state
(John Coltrane Sextet, Dakar [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone, Cecil Payne, baritone saxophone; Pepper Adams, baritone saxophone; Mal Waldron, piano;  Doug Watkins, bass; Art Taylor, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, US, 20 April 1957])
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