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What would be the soundtrack of your city? Sonotopia in Dakar aims to find out

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For five years now, the Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture in Germany has been organizing "Sonotopia", an international artistic residence in three countries that revolves mainly around the sound identity of a city’s every day sounds and how they are perceived by the listeners.

The seaside in Dakar, Senegal
The seaside in Dakar, Senegal SEYLLOU / AFP

What do these noises say about a city? Is a there another message behind the sounds?

This year two students from Luxembourg and Germany were able to spent one month in Dakar with two Senegalese artists to create sound installations that represent what the city means to them.

Emmanuelle Landais reports from Dakar.

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