01.27.14 /07:23/ 97689

clubpengwin:

Ashley you sarcastic little bitch

honeyedfire:

dynamicafrica:

RIP to legendary Tanzanian Taarab singer Fatma binti Baraka, popularly known as Bi Kidude, who passed away on April 17th, 2013, at her home on the island of Zanzibar. She is believed to have surpassed 100 years of age.

As a child, she was singled out for her fine voice and, in the 1920s, sang locally with popular cultural troupes, combining an understanding of music with an equally important initiation into traditional medicine.

At age 13, after a forced marriage she fled Zanzibar to mainland Tanzania. Bi Kidude toured mainland East Africa with a taarab ensemble, visiting the major coastal towns and inland as far west as Lake Victoria and Tanganyika.

She walked the length and the breadth of the country barefoot in the early 1930s fleeing another unhappy marriage. In the 1930s she ended up in Dar es Salaam where she sang with Egyptian Taarab group for many years. In the 1940s she returned to Zanzibar where she acquired a small mud hut to be her home.

She is known for her role in the Unyago movement which prepares young Swahili women for their transition through puberty. She is one of the experts of this ancient ritual, performed only to teenage girls, which uses traditional rhythms to teach women to pleasure their husbands, while lecturing against the dangers of sexual abuse and oppression.

(source)

bless her life…

salty-and-slightlyspicy:

officialasparagus:

salty-and-slightlyspicy:

So we got a little ice last night and now the whole state is shut down

You may continue hating Texas now

but actually though

texas is stupid

Yes we’ve established that in 1845

umfag:

justinbiebergoth:

Versoix, Switzerland (2005)

I love Switzerland!
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thisismydivision:

I don’t get it when people say I wanna go to Europe I mean as a European you gotta be more specific because there’s a major difference between Denmark and Greece so which part of fucking Europe do you wanna go to

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shakespearelove:

sassygraceffa:

And it upsets me that as I record this video #wewillalwayssupportyoujustin is trending on twitter. I wish all the people who were tweeting that right now would be forced to send a tweet to explain to Katie’s family in 140 characters or less why they would quote always support someone who would do something as fundamentally selfish as driving drunk.

- Josh Sundquist

The most eloquent response.

googlearths:

if my husband doesnt tear up when im walking down the aisle im turning the fuck around 

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shannenanan:

WHERE THE FUCK DO I FIND THIS?!

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