Jenny Osman / “Young in Dakar: Baye Fall”
A particular strain of Senegalese Islamic practice that is popular among the country’s youth revolves around the teachings of Cheikh Ibrahima Fall. Young men who may not be able to find jobs find peace in Fall’s teachings, which encourage practitioners to make art as an act of glorifying god and to consider the process of making this art as a form of prayer. Here, a member of the Baye Fall plays his djembé alone at dusk, facing the Atlantic.

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