In 1988, the Espace Senghor is officially inaugurated by Sedar Senghor Lepold in person. The name of the former Prime Minister of Senegal - who is also a poet - rhymes with ideas of democracy , respect for everyone and artistic talent. He therefore encouraged to make this center a place of cultural diversit.
It is therefore not surprising that Espace Senghor known for his strong program where world music and jazz fuse to a 'jazz métissé'.
In January 2015 started Le Senghor together with two other partners - Théâtre Marni and Jazz Station - the new River Jazz Festival.