Drumming and dancing are essential to what can be described as the traditional and animist Africa, and it is relatively easy to find in Senegal. As it is most widespread outside Dakar, the Muslim north, and centre of the country, it does require some travel. Especially promising are the Serer regions just north of the Gambia, the Bassari Country in the south-east and the Casamance, squeezed between Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. Once here, most accommodation, guides and tourist information will be able to point towards festivals and celebrations in the region's villages. It can be a somewhat hit-and-miss if anything is going on, but with enough time and patience, some kind of celebration will surely materialise. If not, any visit to these regions – outside the rainy season – should have plenty of traditional wrestling, called la Lutte, tournaments on offer.