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I love this actress; I find her beautiful, brilliant… a class act! I’ve been meaning for a while to talk about her on this platform but..I guess today is the dia:) You may have seen her act along the side of  the late Whitney Houston in the Sparkle movie remake but if you haven’t please do, she was amaaazing in it. Carmen may be a new face for some of us but she’s been working as an entertainer for a while in the UK.She was a presentator on the UK Disney chanel as a young’un. She is noted for her role in the TV drama “Sally Hamings: An American Scandal”. On the personal side, she lives in NY with her two children and equally brillian actor hubby, Mr Jeffrey Wright.I love this couple, they seem grounded, not looking for fame yet still delivering the goods, real artists!This year she is

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Good Morning er’body:) Hope you are doing wonderful & are ready to “attack” your day:) “Being technically perfect isn’t the only goal, nor is it why I dance.” So browsing through the net as usual, I found out accidentlly about Fana a beautiful & gifted artist with the renown dance company Alvin Ailey. Reading through her blog with the dance company,I gathered that she trained with various teachers at different schools such as the Ballet Madison,the Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, the Ailey School … Reading her blog and looking at her performance pictures, I’m left thinking that her life could easily be translated on the big screen. I have a huge respect for dancers because it surely takes great discipline, strong passion & focus to get there.  She has a huge respect for choreographer Judith Jamison for pushing her to go further in the expression of movement. Her

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Hello you guyz , hope you are doing wonderful! Lately I’ve been really interested in the riveting journeys of women like Alicia Keys. I watched a good interview of hers on ivillage which I’m gonna share with you.She shared how she’s learning to balance both her professional & personal life, juggling promoting a new CD, her non profit orginazation, her baby boy and husband..As a business woman she’s interested in business ventures that inspire uplift yet are profitable. With her creative & business team they created this cool app for children called Mama Mae & Lee Lee based on her own relationship with her grandma. It encourages children to ask themselves questions, develop their self esteem, get into  journaling check it out: Mama Mae & LeeLee Alicia Keys in the Business of Inspiration Yaye

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“So guyz back  end of the summer of 2012 I was involved with a cool project called “Women Groove Factory”basically it’s a project centered around 2 Senegalese female artists who come from different horizons and work around an album. It was a great experience, met some cool cool people and spent some time documenting their journey, so this essay is part of it.We went to Niodior, the village of Nnima…good experience I shall share more abt my experience with the Women Factory in the near futur” On a rainy Saturday we squeezed up into a van, and by we I mean the La Factory /Women groove family on our merry way towards the village of Niodior in the regions of the Sine & Saloum.We were going to visit Gnima’s family. The Women Groove Family include Sarah our extraordinary photographer, Dalliso our resident film maker, Cheikh & Jules our camera men, drivers/problems

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In the Name of Allah Subhanala I hope you are doing well, Thanks for stopping by:) Happy New Year 2013,wishing you plenty of beautiful unexpected life surprises, u know those that make u  say I didn’t see this coming u know J Anywhoo 2012 ended on a wonderful note, I got married and now that I’ve experienced a traditional Malian marriage ceremony I guess I can now tell you sorta kinda what to expect if you will be attending or having one.Never in a million of years had I thought that I would have a traditional « big » wedding but I did Mash’Allah.What I expected to be a small affair turned into a beautiful complex yet simply organized family affair.People flew in, drove, took  boats, to be with me & help  celebrate the him in my life and I’s day. Family is just amazing, the efforts they can all put together to


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Hello you guyz, it’s vraiment been a solid minute:) I hope all is well & that despite the hurdles we all face, vous gardez la joy:) This upcoming first  weekend of December( Saturday Dec’ 1st & Sunday Dec’2nd) ,my brave & innovative friend Astu Seck is hosting for the second time in a row, le Salon du Bien Etre! I’m really excited about it, it’s a great initiative where women & men discover great natural products such as natural oils, skincare products, hair products. But that’s not all, last year I chatted with a Malian lady who makes homemade liquid soap for cleaning dishes, nice right! It’s also a great opportunity to chat and learn from various experts, for example this year I’m really excited to talk with a yoga expert; I really would like to experience more of that soothing yet demanding sport this upcoming year so I can

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Rahme Wetterich & her sister Marie Darouiche came up with a cool african inspired version of the traditional Bavarian Dirndl.Their brand Noh Nee is nicely accepted by local fashionistas in their hometown Munich.I love the colors, the little tablier it reminds me of my childhood when we would wear little dresses like this paired with ballerinas.Nice to see that we can still do it as adults represent our culture yet stay modern.If you pay close attention to the dresses , you’ll see that they mix and match various fabrics, they may use a wax fabric and pair it with an animal print fabric, little details def’ make a difference.http://www.dirndlalafricaine.com Yaye

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I totally get what executive producer Nosarieme Garrick is trying non will do with this 8 Parts documentary (the series will be available mid 2013) on what  Africans are really doing.I gets the project so much because that’s what my webbie is about; showing our talents and our thirst for growth.Nosa has written for publications like Afripop,Sahara Reports so she knows what she’s talking about.In the trailer she goes to her home country Nigeria and meets up with a nigerian photography collective and follows them as they carry on with their projects. In the kickstarter video she interviews people like Sean Jacobs  the founder of “Africa is a country”, Tigist Selam an Ethiopian German actress and other fabulous african media key players .So the plan is to start shooting in Africa starting October, meeting young people with cool ideas making it and bringing social change in our continent.There’s a big


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Soavina is by trade an architect, having to study for his courses urbanism, he found himself playing with his camera around the under privileged neighberhoods of his hometown Antananarivo. People who have architectural background make interesting artists I find. Soavina has showcased his work in France, Berlin in Bamako where he took part @the Rencontres Photographique de Bamako (by the way with all the political tension I’m not sure what will become of that festival).I was checking out some of his work on his webbie & I really like the series he called ” Les Lutteurs” being that wrestling is HUGE in my country it’s nice to see that that even in Madagascar it’s a current sport. I also liked the series ” Ecole d’art au village” a series on local malgachy kids learning art @ school, do visit his webbie he has interesting work. Soavina also does video work,

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J’adore laissez moi le redire  j’adore cette marque:) ohh the colors are harmonious, the decor products are easy to look @. Former textile designer Anne Marie Chaoui opened her first showroom in Marrakech in 2000, today her son opened another “scenes de lin” showroom in Paris. The line include maroccan with a modern twist home furniture, house & bathroom linen, luminary & decorative items. Everything is pretty much locally made by embroiders,weavers ect.A lot of riads & hotels in Marocco use their services , well looking at the quality of the work no wonder rite? I like lots:)  http://www.scenesdelin.com J’adore ze soft pink atitude Yaye

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