picture 1On Saturday, Nov 22nd, Diewrine Bay Khadim Fall will present an afternoon and evening of drumming at Bridge Art Center. He will speak about his community and land in Senegal and plans for connecting the Bay Area with the Baye Fall Sufi Community for ongoing cultural exchange and friendship. The event takes place from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Fall and his partner, Bridge community member Mandina Fall, are looking for people to travel with them to the Darrah to help build housing for the community and guests. They particularly would like to collaborate with permaculture experts, those with construction and agricultural skills and those with a great attitude and interest in peace and love, which is very important to the Baye Fall.

This event is a fundraiser for the community and there is thus a $20 suggested donation, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

Artist Mandina Fall has been a part of the Bridge Art Space community since renting a painting studio here three years ago. A scholar in the field of Women’s Spirtuality, she is part of the Associate Core faculty at Sofia University in the Woman’s Spirtuality MA Program and the adjunct humanities faculty at Napa Valley College.

The Falls are deeply involved in their work with the Baye Fall, a Sufi commnity in Senegal, West Africa, working to preserve their land and culture.

The event on November 22nd will be a remarkable opportunity for community building and cultural exchange.