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So much energy, waouh the capoera performers did their thang  yesterday at the CCF.Remenber I was telling you about my friend Apollo and his capoera school, well yesterday they did their thang:) I loved the fusion btw Senegalese traditonal & contemporary dance with angola & regional capoera…see now I know the difference between the two:) During the first part of the show they performed a slower type of capoera called angola capoera , they performed it with traditional dancers evoking slavery and the emotional turmoil that our ancestors lived ..It was really executed:) Now during the second part of the show  the beat was much faster, the movements muh faster, boy their bodies are haaaaard waouh … The performers were diverse, there were some white people, Senegalese, non senegalese but Africans, men, young men, young boys, young ladies they had a ball..now when the brazilian band came on , drums


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Fabulafricana famille’oo …bene lepeu le wone …. Il etait une fois, once upon a time there was a twenty five years old Toukouleur « 21st century princess »You know the kind of sista who understand that we have to embrace change, conquer fear and  take it to the streets .That’s what I dig about this young Senegalese designer & entrepreneur .. she gets it .:) .A couple of weeks ago I participated in  a freestyle photoshoot with her peeps… we went around the city taking pics .I felt inspired by their thirst & their go- getter atitute.The people she keeps around her, believe in her vision, they’re hip , they’re hop, they’re senegalese young adults, they’re streets. While we were taking the pics they turned everything to color, Selly paid attention to each detail, the color of a wall, the attitude of the people around her… The experiences that we are given abroad, the internet


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Yes what’s good with the people I featured on my former blog ( www.yayemarieba.blogspot.com) …Yes,I’ve been wondering what they’ve been up 2 so why not share it with you.I meant to write a piece about German -South African soul artist Joy Denalane years ago but I never got to it until  today.I’m mainly going to focus on Joy’s thrid album ” Maureen”.She wanted to go back to the basics on this project starting from the name of this album, Maureen is her middle name thus the name of this project.She spent time between Germany & Philadelpha on this project, working with musicians that she admires on both sides of the world.Joy feels that this album is her most soulful album, she has songs that have Tina Turner, Diana Ross , Tina Marie influences. I sense a new calmness about her , she seems to know & be quite comfortable within


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Good morning, I woke up with this India Arie song in my head, the lyrics speak to me ….enjoy your day, Life is good, Alhamdouliah:)


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Hello you guyz, can you believe that we are in the 5th month of the year…It’s crazy how time flies..It just seems like we were in january a few weeks ago and now summer is around the corner..This just goes out to show how we have 2 be productive with our time while at the same time enjoy life:) My overall goal for the next 3 months is just to do that Live, live InchAllah the most simply way ..I’m working on a Fabulafricana project that involves daily picture taking & writing , I would like to make of working out a daily thing as well, would like to visit my family more often, tighten my friendships , be open to new people ,pray more often, learn new surahs,avoid drama as much as possible..bref u gets it, Happy  May you guys:)


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Good morning guys,as usual I’m still awake yes it’s bad ..I need to learn how to sleep at night lol. Anywhoo this past weekend the 72 Hours Roller festival took place in Dakar, unfortunately my weekend was jammed packed so I was only able to take a few pics  but it seemend like it was a huge success.Part of the festival took place in Medina a popular neighberhood where a lot of kids are forgotten so it was nice for them to discover that sport.Rollerblading seems to be quite in vogue lately, I see groups of teenagers rollerblading here and there, just want them to be careful because traffic can be crazy out here.Just had time to take a few pics of the kids having fun, will try to follow some of the roller clubs in Dakar and give you more info.By the way here’s a link to start of


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Good day everyone:) Hope all is well with you and your loved ones:) I had a blaaast yesterday , it was nice, it was grown , it was all love. I’ve told you that I was invited to show some of photograpy work at the Hotel Sokhamon, well it happened and it went very well.My family, my friends, friends of friends, fans of Germaine Anta Gueye, Sea Diallo, Sadiya Souare & Fatim came to support us. I’m a very shy person and when I’m nervous I shake so talking in public is not my forte at all.But I was brave guys, after introducing us Sea asked Tata Germaine & I to join in reciting a poem, cheteutetete the piece of paper was shaking in my heads but I got through it, bon it was just a few lines , let me not get carried away . Afterwards we gave a


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Good morning you guys happy saturday, happy today:) Hope all is well:) Yesterday Yacine invited me to go see Jac et le Takeifa show at the CCF & it was lovely:) I hadn’ seen them live in over 2 years probably so it was nice jammin’ with this family of 5 musicians and singers.They performed songs out of their new CD , “Get Free” and the crowd and I loved it.They are “tight” sibllings who take turn playing various instrusments; guitar, drum, tambour ect..I’m a huge fan of Maah Koudia the gorgeous young lady in the group.It was nice seeing her bond with her brother Jac, jamming together plus she has a beautiful smile.I really liked the song “Get free” that they performed, they let loose and had fun on stage. Have to shout out my high school friend Myriam that I hadn’t seen in over 10 years , wuzzz


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Dear body, I don’t know what to do with you my dear friend:) I’m doing everything I can, well no not everything as you know I do like to eat chocolate tarts, lovely mille feuilles, I do like my liquor -hummm…. pineaple juice on the rock, What ? come on body I do like the yummiest things in life..but you don’t want to cooperate with me at all.Come on body I’m in my early 30s and I do wanna feel good with you, U & I  need to be really good friends.Right now I just don’t recognize you , just after a twenty minutes run  you are crying, hurting, and mind you I do  strech I do in the middle of the Corniche, what do you want from me? This is a marriage for life ain’t no way out of here. I want you feeling young and fresh,I want you


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Good morning guys, hope  that you are gearing up for a fun or relaxing weekend:)  I’ve been invited  tomorrow by reknown Senegalese painter Sea Diallo to show some of my “amateur photography” work at the Hotel Sokhamon (Dakar ,Senegal).I’m honored by his trust & the potential he sees in me.Yesterday I met some of his students  & I had to explain what each photograph meant to me ect…interesting & challenging exercice ,nevertheless each experience is a blessing.I had a good week and it’s not over yet, but as each friday I wanted to thank God for everything, really everything, spending time with the little him in my life, the love of my parents, the friendships in my life, all these beautiful events I’ve been to, inhaling & exhaling..I don’t take anything for granted at all , I am truly thankful for today:) What about you what are you thankful for?Have


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