Back to the roots
International week in Saint Louis du Sénégal – May 6-15, 2022
Back to the Roots is an initiative promoted by the Saint-Lousien musicians Birane Amar Wane known as One Pac. In collaboration with the Senegalese Association ‘Meun na nek’ he wishes to participate in the cultural, social, touristic and cultural development of his city.
“Back to the Roots” is an exchange platform between Saint-Louis and the rest of the world on three topics: Immigration, Culture and Environment.
Nowadays many young senegalese think that the only solution for a better future is to leave their country risking their life along the routes of illegal migration. Back to the Roots was established to address this issue by offering young people local opportunities in the cultural, economic, social and environmental fields. It encourages people from Saint-Louis living all over the world to come back and invest in their own city. It’s an international week involving artists, activists, solidarity people from different European countries in order to strengthen exchanges, partnerships and alliances.
Back to the Roots is at the same time a solidarity trip dedicated to activists and solidarity people from Europe and beyond. The international participants will actively contribute to the migration conference and will meet local associations to start new projects and cooperation. At the same time they will have the opportunity to discover the city and the culture of Saint Louise guided by local young people.