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Grand Voyage – Segou (Festival sur le Niger)

We next visited one of the festival’s main sites and saw that the “Festival sur le Niger” is, in fact, on the Niger. By which I mean that the stage is in the water and has to be accessed by … Continue reading

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Grand Voyage – Segou (Weaving)

  We met early on Thursday to leave for the Grand Voyage. Of course, we had a last round of classes first. All of us were together all morning for our last rounds of Bamana and French. We were all … Continue reading

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Segou: Part 3 (Finally!)

Our next day in Segou was full of encounters…really cool encounters. First we went next door (literally) to meet a world renowned sculptor. His name is Almaghire Dolo and though he studied painting, he’s better known for his sculptures. Originally … Continue reading

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Segou: Teints Naturelles

After exploring the hotel and a quick lunch, Cherif piled us back into the bus for a quick excursion. I won’t lie…I was irritated. I was tired and full and really just wanted to sit and talk under our little … Continue reading

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Segou Part 1

Thus begins the series of posts that I’ve owed you all the weekend before last. It will be a series of posts, mind you, as this was an incredibly full and inspiring weekend. So, let’s get cracking…. Two weekends past, … Continue reading

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