Culture by Association—Makeshift
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The Pulaar Speaking Association is experimenting with younger programming to engage a new generation of West African immigrants

— Culture by Association

It’s 3 a.m., and the party at the Ghanaian Taxi Driver’s Hall in the Bronx in New York City is still in full swing. Demba Tandia, a Soninke rock star, has been flown in from Paris, and women in the crowd are lined up to ceremoniously shower him with cash, which assistants scoop into large plastic bags. Chiek Fall soon joins from the VIP section, slipping bills to Demba’s assistants.

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A woman dons a homemade beach body suit and matching headdress

— Observed: Qingdao, China