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The village of Dar Salam is a Mandinka community with a population of over 3,000 people. Located between Kolda and Sedhiou near the Casamance River, the community has a diverse economy of agriculture, hunting, and the production of artisanal crafts. Fruit farming is a very important part of life in Dar Salam. In fact, the community chose to hold their performance under a massive mango tree at the peak of mango season. Several large mangoes fell during the performance, coming very close to the singers, audience, and recording equipment. No one was injured by flying fruit, but if you listen closely to the recordings you may hear a loud thump, followed by gasps, and laughter! The community would like to use the funds earned from their record sales to support the expansion of their orchards as well as other development projects.