This song is in pulaar language (Fuuta, North of Senegal). Baaba Maal is calling the name of the ancestor Sidi (son of) Gañsiri (mother) and grandson of Demba (grandfather) from the tooroodo leading class (the noble) and the whole country (saare) to inform them about the passing away of a great person -one of them. Ñiiwa (Elephant), Ngaari (Bull) or Mbaroodi (Lion) is used to name those great persons.
The death of an elephant, a metaphor for a fallen monarch.
At first I just wanted to make regular moderns houses, sci-fi, and realistic grungy scenes, I found them beautiful, it's really inspiring to look the details that some artists can put on their scenes, I tried to do it but, I was forcing myself, the motivation wasn't there when 3DS max and other software were opened.
I was searching for something who inspired me, something that I could be very proud to create and show to my family that's why in every one of my scenes, by doing this I feel like they are blessing my scenes.
My parents are born the Republic of Congo, My dad, a Lari (Ethnicity) descendant, and my Mom both Mbochi and Kuyu. So yeah haha, in addition to my dad stories I have a lot of research to do since I'm Lari/Mbochi and Kuyu descendant.
Most of my creations are tributes, that is why I'm heavily studying everything that touches the African Art, for example, masks, symbols, places, different tradition, and languages to avoid mistakes. My goal is to create my own style and to properly create art with deep meaning. And I want to have a lot of fun too!
I'm deeply in love with Africa, everything from this continent are touching my soul and makes me smile.
I did a lot of different things in 3D and my heart is not doing the same sound when I'm working on that kind of scenes, that is why I'm going to practice and learn more on this subject.
First fully playable environment based on an actual place in Senegal, I discover the meaning of Teranga by growing up with a lot of Senegalese neighbors back in France. They quickly became like my family after many years so I dedicated this scene to them.