· Malian musical traditions are derived from the griots, who are known as 'Keeper of Memories'. Some famous Malian influences in music are kora virtuoso musician Toumani Diabaté, the late roots and blues guitarist Ali Farka Touré, the Tuareg band Tinariwen, and several Afro-pop artists such as Salif Keita, the duo Amadou et Mariam, and Oumou Sangare.
· Most Malians wear flowing, colorful robes called boubous that are typical of
· Rice and millet are the staples of Malian cuisine, which is heavily based on cereal grains. Grains are generally prepared with sauces made from leaves such spinach or baobab leaves, with tomato, or with peanut sauce, and may be accompanied by pieces of grilled meat (typically chicken, mutton, beef, or goat).
· The Dogon are a group of people living in the central plateau region of
But what I really want to do in
1-Purchase Tuareg leatherworks
2- Visit Dogon Country
3- Buy Malian music (especially Tinariwen which you can't find easily in the US)
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