From Senegal to Paris
When I get an idea into my head I’m pretty good at sticking with it and making it happen. Last summer when I saw the Youssou N’Dour documentary I Bring What I Love, I vowed that one day I would go to one of his concerts. Little did I know it would happen a year later, and in Paris. For a few hours I felt like I had traveled to Senegal where I was in a sea of happy – and highly fashionable – people. The energy was contagious and you couldn’t help but want to dance. My favorite song, 7 Seconds, is in the video below, but the real highlight was the 10 year old wearing a suit just down the row from us who brought his own “microphone” to sing and MC the entire concert. I was so tempted to ask for his autograph, as I foresee him making it big one day. He was such a ham (look for him at the end of the video).
Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries
July 1, 2010 at 10:01 am //
So cool!!! I love that song! :D
July 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm //
What a night! Sounds amazing. Going to itunes now!
July 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm //
Absolutely awesome. Looks like a great time.
July 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm //
Beautiful post!!! The trailer to the movie looks fascinating. I love his sound and message. Have you seen today’s post on The Appetite? She took an incredible photo journalism trip to Senegal. Such lovely images. I thought you’d enjoy too. Here’s the link
July 1, 2010 at 6:41 pm //
A really good post to read. It must have been amazing to be there especially after making that vow last year. These are the people who inspire and create without losing their identity. I’m going back to reread this.
July 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm //
7 Seconds is an amazing song. Isn’t it great what things align in life, like you going to the concert after vowing to go at the next opportunity?!