Sunday, December 2, 2012

Music: Solange ~ "Losing You"

I love this! Solange (Beyoncé's rad younger sis) filmed this video with the colorful and fascinating members of the Le Sape society.  Le Sape, which stands for Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Élégantes (the Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People), is a fascinating subculture of the Congo in which men  dress in beautiful designer and handmade clothing while living in abject poverty.  The Sapeur culture puts a heavy emphasis on high standards of smart dress and personal cleanliness among the Congolese regardless of any societal differences.

If you'd like, you can read more about Le Sape here.