Senny Camara (Senegal)
Senny Camara is a Senegalese musician and songwriter who has been captivating audiences with her unique blend of West African rhythms and contemporary pop sensibilities. Born in Dakar, Camara was exposed to music at a young age and began singing and playing guitar as a teenager. Eventually, she focused her attention on the kora, a West African harp, which until recently was traditionally played only by men. Now living in Paris, Camara has several successful singles and collaborations under her belt, and she has established herself as a rising star in the West African music scene.
On “Talibé”, Camara sings in Wolof about exploited young children that are forced to beg in the streets to survive. She calls on people to speak up against this injustice. “Let your voice fly,” sings Camara, “May it soothe the sobs often deprived of tears / Sing melodies to replace the sound of tears / Sing for the future memory and remembrance / To restore courage to those that no one will support / You know the sad reality / Make yourself the voice of the talibés / And may the sweetness of your voice remind them of what tenderness is.”