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Njaaya (Sister/Sista Njaaya/Ndiaya/Sistayandia) Articles
Dakar to Barcelona: Sista Njaaya’s Cosmopolitan Senegal

Dakar to Barcelona: Sista Njaaya’s...

Live concert footage/field recording/photos: Part of the fun of my fieldwork with emerging musicians is witnessing their breakthrough moments onstage, in the studio and in their personal lives. In late September 2010, I traveled to Barcelona, Spain with Senegalese neo-soul/reggae/Afro-Cosmopolitan musical artist Njaaya,who performed her first major international concert to major accolades.
Sista Njaaya Sings Social Living

Sista Njaaya Sings Social Living

For Njaaya, who has been central to the emergence of Senegalese hip-hop through her previous work with Positive Black Soul, ALIF and Farafina Moussou, Social Living describes the forces of strong individuality, creativity, improvisation and collaboration that characterize Senegalese cultural life.
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