31.12.2012

*new year wishes*les voeux pour la nouvelle année*

wishes from the bottom of my heart...les petits souhaits du fond de mon coeur...
peace in the sahara desert, for my friends, their families, all the ones who fled their homes since last year..la paix dans le désert du sahara, pour mes amis, de leurs familles, tous ceux qui ont fui leur domicile depuis l'année dernière ..
access to fresh and clean water all the time, water is life! l'accès à l'eau fraîche et propre tout le temps, l'eau c'est la vie! *aman iman*
a life in freedom and dignity for all the sahara dwellers...une vie dans la liberté et la dignité pour tous les habitants du sahara!

*happy new year*bonne année*

images: petra hassan

*the women of the taragalte*

they came from everywhere...from the desert villages of the local oasis, from Mali and Mauritania, Morocco, Europe and from Australia...the  festival was dedicated to the women of the Sahara!
 
the lovely local women pepared the most delicious couscous...
 
wore the prettiest, traditional dresses in beautiful colours...
  
and delicate, funky neon embroidered scarfs...
 
played all together traditional music with henna decorated hands....
danced...oh, so elegant!
in a traditional black tent at the edge of the moroccan Sahara...what a bliss!
at the end of the day the camels left into the lavender touched sunset...passed by a water bottle wrapped in a funky crochet cover made by the women of the taragalte :)

images: petra hassan


P.S.: read here what Tartit singer Fadimata Walett Oumar says about music and their situation, click here to learn more about the *carpet of life* idea & poject.

23.12.2012

*merry christmas*

I wish you all a very
*merry christmas*
 
 and *happy holidays* with love! :)

images: petra hassan