Senufo Tradition

According to Wikipedia, the Senufo are “an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse sub-groups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Fosa to Katiola in Côte d vour.”

Ever seen a sculpture similar to this??

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Miss Simone – The “High Priestess of Soul”

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I just watched an absolutely terrific film!

Ok, let me back up just a bit…

There’s a singer we all know as the “High Priestess of Soul”, right?  How about songs like I Loves You Porgy and Mississippi Goddam, and her gut-wrenching version of Strange Fruit.  We even know of her daughter’s album and the rough time she faced growing up with a superstar mother.  But wow, I had no idea…  and learned so much!

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Urbanized – A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit

I wouldn’t normally write a post on a single film, but this one moved me in a different way.  I can’t remember exactly who suggested that I watch it, but if you’re out there reading this and remember telling me about it, give me a shout!  Asante Sana!!

“Cities are the physical manifestation of powers at work”

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