Zikr

The Baye Fall is a sub-group of the Mouride brotherhood, the most prominent Sufi order in Senegal. For the Baye Fall, zikr are prayers that you sing, celebrating the name of God. It is repetitive and brings the singers to some kind of trance. This shot has been taken in a truck on the way to some Baye Fall celebration in Touba, holy town of Senegal.

© Emilie Crittin 2012