Monday, January 16 2006
1 year, 5 month, 25 days
About Travel Photography,
Colors of the World.
Manfred is creator of ThisFabTrek.com, travel photography, a travel blog and a photography blog (a journey since 2004). 'I set out to see the colors of the world, always I try to capture the colors'.
Seeing, is understanding, so I report and photograph, but formost enjoy and live those different conceptions of life (all that TV [and the web] cannot give). I reject jealousy, animosity, bigotry. Be free!
The mind, when pondering at night and always asked those questions. What am I doing in corporate wonderland of bank, university, office or church? Who is the other animal asleep deep inside, the thinker, punk, creative, or Indian, vagabond and healer, maybe artist, writer, photographer, traveler, globetrotter? Oh God, dare you to think. When I saw the lies, gambles and manipulations I follow the old dream and set out for the journey of life lived, the journey to see the colors of the world.
During years on the road I have taken the turns as they came along, and realized one thing: Only such a small part of the planet can be explored and such a vast land and sea mass will always remain unknown, to me; many swamps, jungles, deserts and oceans will never be traveled. But then I am father of twin boys, Daniel and David, my most important, and I show them some of the wonders and colors out there. ThisFabTrek, is ongoing. Photography and Journey, Stories from the Road and Life around the World, in Love and Peace.
Land Rover 44,051km
Other cars 5.336km
www.thisfabtrek.com > journey
or some say Haïra Arby. She is from the desert, north of Timbuktu/Tomouctou.
The "Nightingale of the North", she was named. Born into a
family of mixed ethnics she sings Songhai, Arabic, Tamashek, and probably
some others. All on Afropop.
She is a Diva, a praise singer, poet, story teller. To me she is what
Malian female artists are all about. Voice of incredible range and pitch,
and songs that seem to last forever, as if she has a lot to say. Khaïra
is a grande dame, she is important, at one stage she says "they
all started out with me - now they're famous".
Khaïra Arby, grande dame.
thinks, chants in many languages.
Khaïra Arby, nightingale, ...
... voice like a dream.
A Diva ...
A Lady enters, kisses the boss ...
kisses the boss ...
... and joins in.
Beautiful young dancer.
In no way she thinks of leaving the stage, she is important.
She would sing (tell the stories) forever.
Khaïra Arby and background singers.
The girl in the middle has her solo act.
Amazing! It's Khaïra's school.
Dragan Popovic and Janna Erikson,
progressiv, brutal, avant-garde, goes straight for your heart. Surprise!
They are quite well received even by the Touareg and black audience,
a sign of tolerance and acceptance of something new. P.S. Sep 2007 they change their name to MITROPA. (myspace).
Janna Erikson ...
... has voice.
Bassékou Kouyaté is on again
Bassékou Kouyaté (myspace), master of the ngoni/n'goni
is on again. Read more about him on mali-music.
Chanteuse and Master.
Bassékou's wife Amy Sacko.
the band before start.
He can dance and sing.
and rock and roll.
Celebrated by Tiris.
I wish I remembered the guy's name, if you do, send me
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