Devoted to Melody - A West African Pilgrimage ( 21 September 2009)
A group of Muslim singers travels on its yearly pilgrimage in Senegal. The Melodians, as they are known, are a choir of Mouride Muslims who are hoping to modernize their sound in order to reach a wider audience. Every year they take a bus to the town of Darou to demonstrate their devotion to the religious leader. One singer, Demba, shares his thoughts on this cultural and religious experience.
(Photos and Production by Ricci Shryock)