Yandé Codou Sène no 2

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Another drawing of Yandé Codou Sène, the legendary griot (singer) from Sengal (West, Africa). Read more about her and listen to her music in my previous blog post This sketch/drawing was done in 30 minutes (size A5) with pen and chalk pastels.

Here you can see the drawing coming together (I used video footage of her as an example):

 

This is the video footage I based the drawing on:

 

The first song I ever heard of her was GAINDE (Lion):

I love the rhythm and the way they harmonize, I especially love the way the audience can’t sit still and burst into dance. The quality of the video is a bit poor, but I can just imagine what it must be like to sit there and hear this powerful voice live.

 

Edit 28 Feb. 2016 —-

Really chuffed that my drawing was featured by DakarLives on their instagram account.

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