Stars of the Bobo Balafon

This is the second in a collection of short films exploring Endangered Musical Traditions and Essential Related Art-Forms in Mali. Directed and produced by Paul Chandler (Instruments 4 Africa) Director of Photography, Video and Sound Engineering: Brian David Melnyk

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ISO, Burkina Faso (Mar. 2014)

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. […]

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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 […]

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Bwazan at the Institut Français, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, 2012

Video courtesy of Victor Sanon and Freya Manning.

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