January 13, 2017
December 24, 2016
|octopus pots, Nouakchott beach, 2013|
|octopus traps in Nouakchott beach November 2016|
He contacted me to find out if ever I had drawn a octopus trap. I had never heard of them but next time I was in the beach I saw that they were omnipresent.
Cement is tied in the interior of the pots with ropes to serve as ballast. It comes a moment of tear and wear where it breaks and the pots are free from weight. I suppose they're in bunches because spread in the beach you find them individually or still tied in grapes. But the moment that most of the pots loose their ballast they break free and start moving around pushed by the currents of the ocean.
Tom contacted me because pots are turning up in California, Bermudas, Bahamas, Caribbean, Cape Vert and probably a lot more places he doesn't know about yet.
He says in an article that :
|Turks and Caicos Islands|
|octopus pot found in Florida origin Mauritania|
December 18, 2016
|Jean-Pierre Valentin, Dires Nomades à Nouakchott|
Time and space loose their boundaries and silence and the magique of sounds became magical. listening to him the small groupe of people attending the event was spellbound.
Solli Ladde (2012) : "Les oiseaux de la brousse" avec Tibé, jeune chanteuse wodaabe et les arrangements musicaux de Boris Lelong, sur des images - montées par Boris - du documentaire de Jean-Pierre Valentin "Niger, dans les pas de Kabo Ana"
December 12, 2016
|trying the costumes and wigs|
|story teller from Maroc, Halima Hamdane|
October 28, 2016
|public at Karama|
|Festival Karama, droit des hommes|
|National Museum, Nouakchott|
October 03, 2016
|In a roof at Arafat|
|El Medh, songs of praise for the prophet|
|El Medah, he that sings the songs|
An invitation to celebrate the birth of a little girl. After a wonderful dinner, the music started. Most of the people on the roof men and women were singers of Medh, the songs of praise for the prophet Mohamed.
Two drums, voices and the hands clapping, beautiful.
Mohamed Ali, the host is in charge of the Festival of Medh that happens every year in Nouakchott during Ramadan. He organises musique in different neighborhoods and in the city center at the Village de la Biodivérsité.
Here's a link for a video from this years Festival enjoy.
June 08, 2016
As part of the international day for the refugees the HCR in Mauritania decided to organise a concert and an exhibition in the IFM and sometime before the real date because they didn't want to do it during Ramadan.. They brought a small groupe of people from the refugee camps of Mbera and two musical groups both tuareg. That happened a Tuesday.
We asked them to stay a few more days.
|Amano ag Issa|
|Amano et Mohamed|
|very young photographer|
And on Sunday a concert was organized in the beach,at the Restaurant Oceanides, the idea behind was to show support and to try to get a bit of cash the musicians could take back with them. I was in charge of the communication and a lot of people joined us.
What was great was that everybody contributed generously and that will make a difference to the families of those musiciens for a small while at least.
|Amano et Aisha|
|Abebakrim et Mohamed|
A small sample of the music of Tadiazt and of the ''dance of the saber'' can be seen here