Ever present, melodious or raucous, languorous or invigorating, plaintive or strident, music in Mali accompanies dances, ceremonies, games, work, or war. In fact there is music for any circumstance. Music is used to transmit messages, to support historical traditions and stories of hunting.
The oral story is an art form in Mali and a class of people called 'griots' are dedicated to transmit oral history. Their songs are an important part of any celebration.
There are a number of musical instruments to be found in Mali.
There is a variety of percussion instruments which include different kinds of tam tam drum, tambourine, and tambours and many small instruments...Read More