‘Festival sur le Niger’, Segou, Mali (2011 and 2012)

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, […]

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‘Triangle du Balafon’, Sikasso, Mali (2009 and 2012)

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 […]

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‘FESTIPO International Percussion and Dance Festival’, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2009

Bassidi Koné and Bwazan won the ‘Prix de la Révélation’ award at Burkina Faso’s ‘FESTIPO’ festival in 2009.

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