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Saint Louis la Belle Visting you was nice, Leaving you not so much ! Good morning close to three AM here in Saint Louis awaiting the cab that will take me back to Dakar, my amore.I had a wonderful, wonderful sereine time in Ndaar, I totally got into chill mode, spend time with me, talked to my soul, walked my shoes off, met some amazing & inspiring women,the end good bye lol, now know that I have a St Louis story to share ;The him in my life hooked me up with his friend Banda who was my generous host for this 2 days trip.I had planned on attending a few vernissages but that quite didn’t happen, actually I wanted to support one of my elders in the world of photography Fatou Kande Senghor who is currently exhibiting her work at Comptoir des Fleuves II (in the South side of the


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Salam my people, how are y’all? Hope all is good.First of all let me start by paying respect to the memory of Senegalese soccer player Jules Francois Bertrand Bocande who passed away last week,  the entire country celebrated officially his life & career @ the Demba Diop Stadium, may he rest in peace….. Aight you guys today was a good & productive day:) I  stopped by the Sonatel Fondation for a nice vernissage.I ran into painter Aminata Diop who was invited to showcase her work.The Sonatel Fondation is big on supporting & promoting local young artists from Dakar & other Senegalese regions.Aminata introduced me to her friend & fellow visual artist Dieynabou Balde, loved her work (check the pics) They both graduated from the Dakar  Beaux Art school (will try to interview Dieynabou in the future ). There were many pieces I liked there by artists such as Joseph Coly,Mbaye


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Me revoila for my little Biennale Moments:) So yesterday afternoon & today were slow Biennale days for me, actually this afternoon I didn’t go anywhere, I rested & I   worked out, needed  to:) Yesterday my friend & I visited Ambre deco shop over at the Almadies ,we got 2 see beautiful art by Diompy & another Burkinabe artist (don’t recall his name but I loved the sculptures), by the way Ambre is a nice deco shop where you’ll find all kinds of fun stuff like senegalese inspired coasters, wax house linen, that kind of stuff. Afterwards , we made our way towards Keur Dasha, an art gallery owned by designer Dasha Nicoue, nice house, nice backyard by the way.There I was really happy to meet 2 women that I admired for their work, Carole Diop editor in chief of www.afrikadaa.com & Pascale Obolo who’s a painter, a film director, she’s

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By Whom: Akoussa Reppin’: Ivory Coast What’s her story:I’ve seen akan jewelry done before, yes the concept is not new however Akoussou way of working with the famous ivorian goldweights & stones is refreshing, modern & refined.I saw her jewelry on the webbie of blogfriend, Cynthia (hey sista) & I loved loved it, had to find out more abt her & so… I did:).Akoussou love for making jewelry came from her admiration for her grandma.The Akan eldery woman taught our designer how to work with perls. However jewelry wasn’t her only passion, helping children in war areas was another passion of hers. She studies humanitarian law , worked helping fight for children-soldiers in the Congo area.In 2005 ,while pregnant with her first child she dabbed into her passion ,made some research about akan jewelry back home & in Europe ,& set a store over @ Etsy. You can tell that

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Hello you guys, I figured that I would go ahead and share about today’s journey. It started with a good old paella at my friend Yacine’s brotha’s house, thanks for the paella Ouleye(his wife), you are an awesome cook & host…Belly full & happy we went to Douta Seck where women in architecture showcased via images & videos their work..Ohhh I was so happy because I’ve been meaning to share the work of  Cameroonian architect Francoise N’thepe but just like I was explaining to her I wasn’t lucky finding suitable press pictures.Afterward we made our way toward Gaal Gui art gallery where Edu & Mbaye were showcasing their work, I love their space ,the goldish & yellow tones of the walls compliment their paintings.Everybody was really nice towards us , we couldn’t stay long because we had to go see other exhibits, but def’ if you are in town go

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Salamalekoum err’body How are y’all , hope you are spending beautifully your saturday:) Life is good Alhamdoulilah , I had a buzy friday afternnon & evening.Dak’Art is rich in beautiful events & it’s taking shape slowly & surely.There are so many international artsy people in town, whether act collectors, artists, writers, art comissioners ect. Going from one place to another you’re sure 2 bump into people you’ve met at another place earlier in the day lol, love to see the afropean sense of style as well.Yacine , Mimi & I met at IFAN which I was happy to see renovated, because a couple of years ago it wad a real tragedy.Our Culture Minister & beloved Musician Youssou Ndour was in the place , it’s nice to see him working his new title, and I think being that he comes from a musical background he has a bit of knowledge on

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Good afternoon , it’s hooot, summer is ringing his bells, ready?don’t know ..I’m not much of a heat & sweat type of girl but I do like my blue sky & my sunny delight:) Anywhoo so a friend of mine invited me to check out the International women group event, I already knew some of the vendors from prior events .But … buut there are still some crafty people that I didn’t know. You want an example sure, take for example Sandrine Gomis the designer of the the ethnik wax products brand Unangarou, she seems like a cool woman , spoke a little bit & gathered that she’s based in Saint Louis , Senegal . She’s half guadeloupean & Senegalese, she’s been featured on Plus d’Afrique & Miss Ebene, yaye where have u been lol:) I loved the handbags, the cute little ballet wax shoes, nice stuff:) I got to

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Salamalekoum la gente, missing you guys:) I know I went MIA lol sorry about that, hope you had a good week… hope thing are good:) Sailing aight thanks to the AlMighty, things this week are ok, family, friends, the him,work things ..yes all these beautiful things of life are sailing ok, Alhamdoulilah , not taking it for granted though:)The Dak’Art 2012 is officially open today, well a few hours from now, I’ve got a small taste of it already though..I checked out  the beautiful colorful paintings by Christine Pilot & the equally gorgeous ceramic work by her husband Mauro Petroni.I had never been to his art studio before & waouh his art studio is quite agreable.He presented a  beautiful black & brownish  goldish collection of ceramic plates (hand made). I had seen this elegant man  at various Dakarois art events but I didn’t know in what artisitic field he worked

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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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