We would like to thank Loic Gayot at Hearing the World for featuring us and out music. This recording was taken in Bamako, Mali, during one of our weekly rehearsals at Maison des Jeunes – January, 2019.
This video was filmed in Mali during the month of April 2016 during a series of cultural festivals produced by i4Africa and youth organizers in the towns of Tominian (Segou), Niono (Segou), Djenné (Mopti), & Diabolo (Mopti) in central Mali. The events are part of instruments4Africa’s Cultural Festivals/Sahel Youth Cultural Alliance Project funded by the […]
Bwazan Association for Music and Culture is proud to present the first edition of their festival ‘Nuit du Djembé et Balafon’, held at Maison des Jeunes in Bamako, Mali. Our association promotes traditional music, dance, song and instruments, of which are closely related artistic disciplines that exist in Mali, the land of ancient civilisations. Our […]
Bwazan look forward to participating at this year’s Nuit du Kamalan N’goni Festival, held between the 7th and the 10th of April, 2016. This festival is held in Yanfolila, Mali, and aims to contribute to sustainable development in the region of Yanfolila, Bougouni and Kolondièba through artistic promotion, tourism and culture. This year’s theme is […]
Today, the International School of Ouagadougou (ISO) welcomed Bwazan to their school to perform at their whole-school assembly for staff, students and parents. Bwazan showcased a very percussive, energetic, and powerful set, and engaged students in singing, and call and response clapping activities. Thank you ISO for inviting us to your school and us allowing […]
December 27, 2014 – January 3, 2015 International Folklore and Percussion Festival, Louga, Senegal For the second consecutive year, Bwazan participated in FESFOP. This is the second time Bwazan have toured to Senegal since November 2014. They recently participated in numerous festivities in Dakar in honour of President Abdou Diouf (at the 15th summit of the International […]
Bwazan prepare for their upcoming concerts at the Multicultural Festival of Bancoumana, Mali (Dec. 26-28, 2014) and the International Festival of Folklore and Percussion, Louga, Senegal (Dec. 27 – Jan 3rd, 2015). Bwazan rehears daily, in the late afternoon, at Maison des Jeunes, Bamako, Mali. Video courtesy of Freya Manning.
In March each year, the International School of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) hold their annual ‘Africa Week’, in celebration of their host country and continent! Throughout the week, students learn about African culture through the discovery of music, art, and storytelling. Throughout the week, members of Bwazan facilitated fun, interactive djembe and balafon workshops for students. […]
The “International Festival of Cauris Mandé” (FESCAURI) is a cultural festival organised by the Association for the Promotion of Culture and Arts of the Mande (APROCAM). The festival is otherwise known as the Cowrie Festival and has become a ‘landmark of Mande’s cultural panorama’. The festival is a platform to build global connections where artistic and cultural […]
The Festival sur le Niger is held annually in Segou, Mali and promotes peace, cultural diversity, social cohesion, and national unity in Mali and Africa. During this weeklong festival, Segou becomes the artistic and cultural capital of Mali and the sub-region of West Africa. The festival offers a vibrant and rich program with concerts, workshops, […]
A modern festival devoted to the balafon, is the ‘Triangle du Balafon’, which takes place annually in Sikasso, Mali’s second largest city. This 7th edition of the Triangle du Balafon festival is coupled with Mali’s festival season. The festival is a manifestation and testimony to Mali’s rich cultural activities and is said to be, to […]