PHOTOGRAPHY OF AFRICA:
FABRICE MONTEIRO: LA VOIE DU BAYE FALL
This body of work looks at faith, attire, rituals and trances through portraits and scenes from daily life. A way of life, the Baye Fall are Muslim Sufi of the Wolof world. Monteiro captures moments that punctuate the lives of these men and women, the Yaye Fall. These include ‘The Great Magal of Touba’, a pilgrimage commemorating founder Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba exile in Gabon, and gives rise to a huge collective prayer on the beaches of Touba, and another occasion ’The Gamou’ that celebrates the birth of the prophet. In these photographs one can discover the principles governing the life of the Baye Fall community: their duty of offering as it relates to the practice of “Madial” and especially “jebellou” which is total submission to the marabout.
Imani by Caroline Kamya tells the story of three people; a child soldier returning to the parents who could not protect him, a woman fighting to get her wrongly accused sister out of jail, and a youth dance troop leader struggling to simply get through a hometown performance. In it’s beautiful Ugandan setting with a rich soundtrack, we are given an intimate viewing session into the lives of the characters.
“The inspiration for the film was for me to show multiple worlds in the same space and I wanted to make a film that ordinary Africans can connect with on a day to day level”
Watch the trailer HERE
DYNAMIC AFRICA HOLIDAY GIFT LIST ITEM #10: Art Books
Various books that cover different aspects of art throughout Africa and from African artists.
Unfortunately, I personally don’t own any of these books, yet. However, they’ve been sitting in my personal Amazon wishlist for what seems like forever so I thought I’d share them with you.
I’ve created a Dynamic Africa Amazon account and added these books to a public wishlist to make it easier for anyone interested in purchasing these books to access.
For more posts on African art and artists, this tag should sort you out.