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Laylah Amatullah Barrayn @ Museum of the African Diaspora

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn,Sonkhna Khady Ba, 2014. Digital print. 30 x 20 inches. Keur Massar, Senegal. Courtesy of the artist.

Baye Fall: Roots In Spirituality, Fashion And Resistance
Photography by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
November 27, 2019 –March 1, 2020

“This exhibition is a photographic series that visually engages the Baye Fall, an enterprising sub-group of Senegal’s notable Sufi Muslim Community, the Mourides. An integral part of the cultural fabric of Senegalese society, the Baye Fall possess a unique aesthetic that includes “locked” hair, patchwork garments, symphonic chanting, and artisanal leather talismans. Through witnessing the lives of the Baye Fall, and the Senegalese cities in which they dwell, this series shows how pre and post-colonial politics have influenced their spiritual practice.”

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St (at 3rd), San Francisco, CA 94105


Also published on Medium.


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