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Solo Sana

Join Solo Sana for a trip to Mali and/or Burkina Faso!!

 

 

 

Offering a cultural immersion trip that includes dance, drum, and song classes, traditional ceremonies, visits with traditional griots and healers, Ballet Du District rehearsals, and excursions to cultural sites.  Come explore the strong cultural traditions found in Mali and Burkina Faso!

Discover the rich history of the traditions of music and dance in Mali and Burkina Faso.  Your trip will begin in Bamako, Mali where you will be introduced to dancers and musicians, masters in the traditional arts.  You will have private dance, drum, and song classes geared towards the level and interest of the students.  You will attend traditional marriage and griot ceremonies  as well as rehearsals by the top dance companies in Mali.  The evenings will be spent exploring the very active music scene of Bamako at your leisure.  You will have the opportunity to visit Kono Gnaga's partner school and participate in our work there.  Options could include traveling to Bobo-Dioussolo, Burkina Faso.  Bobo, famous for amazing balafonists, female djembe players and traditional music and dance, is a mecca for musicians and dancers alike.  This portion of the trip  includes visits with traditional healers and trips to cultural sites including the Cascade de Banfora.

 

Trips are for individuals or groups and can be designed your interests and schedule.  Please contact Solo for further details and pricing.  An example of a three week trip to Bamako, Mali and Bobo-Dioussolo includes the following:

 

  • Dance classes each week with Solo and other local artists

  • Drum and/or song classes  each week  

  • Traditional Marriage and Baptism Ceremonies

  • Meetings with griots, healers and other elders

  • Rehearsals by Ballet Du District (Mali) and other dance and music companies

  • Visit to Kono Gnaga's partner school

  • Day trips to local cultural sites including Siby, Mali or Cascade de Banfora, Burkina Faso

  • RT Transportation by bus to Burkina Faso 

  •  Lodging and three meals a day

Individuals are responsible for their own:

¨  Airfare to and from Bamako, Mali

¨  Vaccinations and Anti-Malarial Meds

¨  Visas to Mali and Burkina Faso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For More Info call Solo at

802-355-9776 or email souleymanesana@hotmail.com

 

 

Sites and Scenes from Solo's Trip.....