Senegal entertainment

Top Choice Arts Centre in Dakar

Institut Français Léopold Sédar Senghor

This spacious arts centre occupying a whole city block is one of the main hubs of cultural activity in Dakar. It features an open-air stage (a fantastic place to catch a live-music gig), a good cafe, and exhibition …
Live Music in Saint-Louis

Meyazz Club

The best new venue for live music is in Sor – well worth the taxi trip over if a concert is happening. Music is wide-ranging, from African rhythms and mbalax to reggae and global beats, and it draws a well-dressed, …
Live Music in Dakar

Just 4 U

If you only have time for one live-music venue, don't miss Just 4 U. The small stage of this outdoor restaurant has been graced by the greatest Senegalese and international stars, from jazz to rap to folk and reggae…
Theatre in Toubab Dialaw

Théatre de L'Engouement

Set amid a lush forest-like setting a few kilometres from Toubab Dialaw, this open-air theatre hosts concerts and stages plays periodically from October through June. There's also a guesthouse, with rooms in hobbit-…
Live Music in Dakar


Owned by Youssou N'Dour, one of Africa's most notable musicians and Senegal's tourism and culture minister, this legendary club is always packed and jamming to anything from mbalax to international beats. Unfortunat…
Arts Centre in Dakar

Goethe Institut

The German cultural centre frequently hosts exhibitions and shows films. It offers German-language classes, and there's also a library open to the public with German books, films, magazines and music.
Arts Centre in Saint-Louis

Quai des Arts

The biggest concerts in town (including the main acts of the jazz festival) happen at the vast Quai des Arts.