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SENEGAL – “Free Senegal” the new title of Peter Di Teacha and Dawise, a tribute to the fallen children


Article written by our special envoy in Paris Sylviane Sofia Roy

“Free Senegal” is the new title of Peter Di Teacha and Dawise. A song that came out following the various events that took place on March 3, 4, 5 and 8, 2021. Senegal was plagued by a violent popular uprising.Protests that were provoked by the arrest of deputy Ousmane Sonko, leader of Pastef-Les Patriotes, accused of rape and death threats by a masseuse named Adji Sarr. The two artists Peter Di Teacha and Dawise wanted to express their feelings about this socio-political situation that their country of origin Senegal went through.

“Free Senegal” is a tribute to the children who died during the protests. The title was released on Friday 19 March 2021.” It is an opportunity for us to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives during the demonstrations. In the sense that we who are in the diaspora are far away and that we cannot go out to manifest, we express our feelings about the socio-political reality of the country through music. This title was written in 24 hours, and in 48 hours we finished the clip which was well received by the Senegalese of the diaspora but also of the continent. The title was directed by the production company “No Panik Production” created by Peter Di Teacha and myself, whose goal is to allow Senegalese musicians and artists living in France to have the opportunity to produce their musical projects.” said Roger Diouf, co-founder of the No Panik Production label.

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“Moreover, the death of the young Chérif Abdoulaye Mané in Bignona in Ziguinchor in the south of Senegal in the Casamance region, is another motivation of Peter Di Teacha and Dawise to write this song “Free Senegal” to pay tribute to him but also to pay tribute to all the children fallen during his murderous demonstrations that were simply intended for the struggle for democracy.” , explains Roger Diouf.

As a reminder, Senegalese rappers like the group Daraa J family, Ngaaka Blindé or Dip Doundou Guiss have already expressed themselves on the subject through songs, today it is around the artists of the Senegalese diaspora to focus on this tragedy.

Peter Di Teacha and Dawise
Peter Di Teacha and Dawise
Peter Di Teacha and Dawise
Peter Di Teacha and Dawise

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