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    With the opening of a new exhibition of art in Dakar, the Senegalese Government is continuing to demonstrate the importance it places on the country's cultural development.

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    With the opening of a new exhibition of art in Dakar, the Senegalese Government is continuing to demonstrate the importance it places on the country's cultural development.

    The Senegalese exhibition opened Friday (4 July) in the Dynamic Museum's Hall of Senegalese Artists. Minister of Higher Education M. Ousmane Camera opened the exhibition with a speech, then viewed the works of art and discussed them with the artists.

    Among those whose work is on show are painters Mbaye Diop, Younousse Seye, Ibou Diouf, Alpha Wal Diallo, and Ndoffene Famac.

    Tapestries, including work by ???, and sculptures by such noted Senegalese sculptors as Traore Babacar, are also featured.

    Senegal's government puts a good deal of importance on promoting African art and culture and Dakar has taken a leading role in sponsoring exhibits both in Senegal and elsewhere in Africa.

    President Leopold Senghor, himself a ??? and linguist, has been in the forefront of the Negritude movement which seeks to introduce the world to the breadth of Negro-African civilization, with particular emphasis on its artistic diversity and accomplishment.

    Cultural activities encouraged by the government also extend to drama, film-making and dance.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0D0WPEII106XXVD66FHEXF3E
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0D0WPEII106XXVD66FHEXF3E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
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    N/A

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