Mali

Country number:
185
Territory number:
230
"We have oral traditions in Mali, and songs are passed down and around this way. I think in the US you can play all the time in your own room and never see another musician your whole life. We can't understand that in Mali."
Vieux Farka Toure

Tales from Mali

Mali - in a Nutshell

Mali is currently a scary prospect, as it’s nearly all coloured red on the FCO advisory map.
Mali is currently a scary prospect, as it’s nearly all coloured red on the FCO advisory map.
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Mali - What to See in Mopti and Segou? - West African Journey Part 29

Further north at Sevare and Mopti, the land is yellow, punctuated by isolated escarpments, paddy fields and pools covered with waterlilies.
Further north at Sevare and Mopti, the land is yellow, punctuated by isolated escarpments, paddy fields and pools covered with waterlilies.
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Mali - Does the Mud Mosque at Djenne Live Up to the Hype? - West African Journey Part 28

The mud mosque at Djenne has been on my bucket list for years and for some time looked like an unattainable goal. It doesn’t...
The mud mosque at Djenne has been on my bucket list for years and for some time looked like an unattainable goal. It doesn’t disappoint - it’s three towers and wood decorated facade rising majestically behind the market square. Bamako to Djenne My journey began at the capital, Bamako (with a diversion to original Dogon […]
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Mali - What’s Original Dogon Country Like? - West African Journey Part 27

Terrorists have come uncomfortably close to Dogon country in recent weeks and it has now been deemed too risky to see. A visit to...
Terrorists have come uncomfortably close to Dogon country in recent weeks and it has now been deemed too risky to see. A visit to Original Dogon country - now occupied mainly by Mandingo peoples - has been substituted.
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