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An introduction to Dakar in Senegal, including historical facts about slavery in the past. Members of the public are asked how many languages they speak. The presenter explains what slavery was like in the past in Dakar. He then sings a rap song in honour of the slaves. We meet a British lady who talks about her family and her visit to Dakar.
First broadcast:
31 January 2008

Classroom Ideas

Could be used in association with studies about hometown and the French-speaking world. A class could watch the clip, making notes under the following bullet points: habitants, colonisé, langue, en esclavage, l’humanité, Nouveau Monde, plantation, maîtres, pitié, pratiques sauvages). This could lead into a controlled assessment response to the question; “parlez-moi d’un pays francophone que vous avez étudié”.

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