You'll hear music all over the city, and there are a number of places to buy local recordings as well, from well-known music shops to street markets.
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As you'll soon figure out from being here, music permeates all corners of Dakar, including street musicians playing in the streets, markets, parks, at bus stops, and sidewalk cafés. It's especially common to find yourself serenaded by a live soundtrack every time you approach one of the city's well-known markets. In the markets themselves, musical instruments are part of the merchandise, as are pop music records and CDs. If you're interested in browsing these kinds of tunes, we'd recommend the market down at the port on the Boulevard de la Libération, where you'll find plenty of merchants selling local recordings. There are also several local shops such as Radio Africaine on Avénue Jean Jaurès, with music from all over Africa; Disco Parade on Avénue Pompidou (one of Dakar's busiest streets); and Disquerie on Avénue Lamine Gueye Avenue.
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