SARABAH: Sister Fa and the Movement to End FGM

“For years, I wondered why my mother had allowed this to happen. It was not until someone explained to me that she didn’t have a choice: she was not cutting me to harm me, but because she felt that she was doing what was the best for me.” Sister Fa

SARABAH Documentary Film Review by Azra Sarabah follows the life of Senegalese rapper Fatou Mandiang Diatta, better known as Sister Fa, and her quest to address female genital mutilation (FGM) in her village in Senegal.After releasing her first album and marrying a German PhD student, she found herself in Germany working on her music and wanting to commit to raising awareness of FGM in Senegal, as she herself had undergone the procedure as a child. Read the film review now in TRIBES Magazine Summer 2012 Spark Africa Issue!

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CONCERTS FOR THE PEOPLE: A Photo Display

Great Googa Mooga Photo by Becky Yee, May 2012. All rights reserved.  

A Photo Display featuring WAPI Kenya and Great Googa Mooga 

Great Googa Mooga is held annually in Broolyn’s historic Prospect Park and is a celebration of life’s greatest pleasures: gathering with friends and neighbors to eat, drink, talk, laugh, dance, linger and just be together. Native New Yorker Becky Yee captured the May 2012 event featuring The Roots. View the full photography display in TRIBES Magazine Summer 2012 SPARK AFRICA  issue.