Category Archives for Mali

Travel Photo – Musicians in Mali

Mali is a country so rich on musical culture. When you visit the country, be rest assured you will be able to see a concert with one of the talented musicians in the country while in Bamako. Make sure you also follow the sound of any music instrument when you walk in the streets! I […]

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Travel Photo – Festival au Desert

The ambience of the desert festival is one of the most amazing things I have experienced – the magic of the desert combined with the rhythms of music and the experience of the Tuareg culture. Unfortunately Festival au Desert has been in exile for a few years now because of the situation in northern Mali […]

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Travel Photo – Tuareg in Timbuktu

I met this amazing Tuareg with the powerful glance between the sets of beautiful and exotic rhythms from the stages among the sand dunes of the southern Sahara outside Timbuktu. I was working as a volunteer on the Festival au Desert, and I was totally fascinated by the Tuaregs who had dressed up themselves and […]

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Travel Photo – Children in Sanankoroba

I visited the village Sanankoroba in the south-western parts of Mali for a week when joining a workshop of African dance and djembe. The children were so excited to have a bunch of white people around, and we had our crowd following us, smiling and waving during the whole stay. It was interesting to get […]

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Amadou and Mariam in Oslo – lovely memories from Mali

When I visited Mali in 2011 music, dance and African rythms filled most of my days. I worked as a volunteer at Festival au Desert in Timbuctou, and after the festival I joined a workshop of African dance and drums arranged by Sidiki Camara for three weeks. I really loved my time in Mali, and […]

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Travel Photo – Desert adventures

You don`t always have to travel far away to experience something special. I`m sure this Toureg found the bands, the music, the ambience and the crowd of tourists as exciting as I found it to get a glimpse of his culture. Photo: Festival au Desert, Timbuktu, Mali, 2011.      

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Where to stay – Djamila guesthouse (Bamako, Mali – 2011)

A friend I met in Bamako invited me over to the guesthouse she stayed at for breakfast – she told me that I just had to see this place, because it was wonderful. She was right! I immediately loved it, the nice common area with tables close to the floor, mats and heaps of pillows. […]

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Dancing and drumming in Bamako

The week in Sonan  Koroba was followed by another week of dance in Bamako. We stayed in a big house abit outside the city centre, and every day we were picked up after breakfast and drove to the place the workshop were held. We continued dancing with Brahima, and in the afternoon we danced with […]

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Dancing and drumming in Sanankoroba

Sananoroba is a small village south in Mali, close to the border of Guinea. It’s the home village of Sidiki, and during the workshop he arranges every year one of the weeks is spent in the village of his family. Its about 2000 people in the village, and they live in traditional mud huts. During […]

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Bamako to Sanankoroba. 250 kilmetres in 28 hours

After the festival I left by flight to Bamako. My actual mission for Mali was to join a workshop of African dance arranged by Sidiki Camara and Brahima Coulibaly. I had already pushed the program one week ahead to join the festival – and I wanted to go to the village where the rest of […]

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