Posts by Tag: west-africa

Stories, Art, and Music

Videos, Anthropology Oct 29 2021

An informative and entertaining cultural presentation by artist, musician, and author Dave Kobrenski, at the Charlotte Hobbs Library in Lovell, ME, September 23, 2021.

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Kamalengoni

La harpe des jeunes de Wassoulou

French, Anthropology Aug 2 2017

The kamalengoni is a type of harpe-luth played originally by the Bambara people of the Wassoulou region of Mali. Here is its fascinating story. (French and English)

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Drawing on Culture

Rediscovering my Muse in Africa

Artwork Aug 12 2016

In 2001 I first ventured onto the African continent as a wide-eyed white kid from New Hampshire who had, by a series of strange twists of fate, become very much involved in the music and culture of sub-Saharan Africa. Little did I know that this would only be the beginning of a larger adventure…

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