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In the name of Allah! I love weddings, loooove looove l’amour, in love with beautiful love stories, love seeing people staying together despite the obstacles they may face.Martine, the bride is like a little sister to me, she’s the cousin of my best friend Rica and  we all lived on the same block as children.I hadn’t seen her in over ten years so I was pleasantly surprised when I received my invitation.The bride ( who’s half Senegalese & Cap Verdean) & groom reside in France. They surprised her family by having their wedding in Senegal. Half of her family reside abroad therefore it was a huge family reunion. Even though Martine is a few years younger than me, being in her presence taught me so many things.She ‘s as sweet as pie toward every one, she has a genuine smile and a kind word toward everyone she encounters.It’s evident that


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J’aime when contemporary Western artists  like Jennifer Shorto show love  in their collection to 1950 West African textile prints (particularly Ghana, Ivory Coast) Niceee, check out her stuff HERE Yaye


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I dig her sultry voice, it evokes images of a sunny day at the beach, you know cocktails ,beautiful sundress and all of that! This “mulata universal” has Cameroonian & French origins. As a kid in Maputo Mozambique, she enjoyed drawing,dancing and singing.In her teens and most of her adult life she lived in France where she joined a gospel choir & managed to study the art of cinema a la Sorbonne. She has a deep love for the portuguese language and culture which translated in a  pivotal trip to Rio de Janero. Her album is mainly influenced  by bossa nova, samba rythms. You can find out more about her, HEREYou can also check out an acoustic recording for her first single “Voice me da”: Yaye


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“Debout frères voici l’Afrique rassemblée/Fibres de mon cœur vert épaule contre épaule Mes plus que frères/ O Sénégalais, debout ! Unissons la mer et les sources, unissons La steppe et la forêt. Salut Afrique mère.” Chorus/Senegal National Anthem


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I love ancient Islamic caligraphy & as an amateur photographer I also enjoy looking at the work of accomplished professional photographers comme Lalla Essaydi.She was born in Maroc, she lived in Saudia Arabia and in America , her diverse background allows her to have an interesting grasp on the western and arabic cultural paradoxes. The shooting for her  project ” Les femmes du Maroc” took place in a her family home back in Maroc specifically in a room reserved by the family men for punishment for the family’s women.In one of her interviews she describes herself primarly as a painter, further she explains that one picture may take 6 monts for preparion spent on drawing caligraphy words on fabric and on the walls. Part of her work is inspired by male orientalist work and her perspectives on those male/female complicated arabic relationships. She was quoted as saying on http://www.kashyahildebrand.org:“My work


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I’m always on youtube looking for new music ect, and that’s just how I discovered the beautiful soothing & melodic voice of miss Evon a popular singer in the underground Ugandan music scene.She’s currently working on her upcoming album ” Contradiction”. I really liked her singles “Big Blue Boots” &  “Touched Me” (both songs are featured on the Fabulafricana playlist) Will try to interview her cos  i’m just curious abt her.


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So it’s over now (remenber that 112 song) ,our new President Macky Sall was sworn in this morning April 2nd 2012.As I’m posting this little note ,Youssou N’dour is hosting a huge concert at the Place de L’Obelisque where most demonstrations took place where we lost  martyrs like Mamadou Diop, where the Senegalese people screamed and shouted their desire for a new governement , all wasn’t in vain, Allah heard us and today is a new day, happy new year Senegal lol! I didn’t share with you that I took part into the women’s protest march lead by a courageous woman Hadja Ba (big ups to you sis!) It was an amazing moment that almost didn’t take place, the police present at the place didn’t want to allow us to protest, it took the presence of former political candidate Bamba Dieye for us to go on! I was so proud


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Nice to see our African gazelles reppin Ethiopia & Senegal /Mali along the side of Jamel reppin Maroc, heyyyy c’est la fete, nice to see our people working and doing big things.The movie was directed by Alain Chabat whose huge fascination with cartoons turned into a comedy based on the Franquin animal BD personnage le Marsupulamie. Yaye


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Sharing  a few pics I took last year @ a hip hop dance show a pairing between kids from two French and Senegalse surburbs who share a common love for dance and music! A lot of times kids from Senegalese surburbs aren’t given a chance to perfom downtown so this opportunity was amazing to them! I don’t remenber the name of the Senegalese lady who created this group but I remenber her enthusiasm, the love the she sent to the kids performing on stage, her tears after the show ect…more to come abt her on this site InchAllah! Live, Breathe, Love, Protect, Share y’all! Yayelicious


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J’aime, it’s fresh, it’s gai, it’s clean, it’s leather done right, it reminds of my Malian heritage! Well done team Danielle Wright & Sandi Falconer, love your little leather goodies, one can tell that it’s done with great care and love. If you would like to purchase their goodies, go HERE Yaye


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