Musical instruments

Marie watches a music and dance group in the local arts theatre. The young musicians include a balafon player, who strikes the tune on this traditional wooden xylophone.

He is accompanied by a strong, rhythmical beat from children playing different drums.

The hand-held drums are called djembes. One local musician and storyteller explains to Marie what a djembe is made from and how his drumming has changed him as a person.

Local kora players also demonstrate their instruments. Have a look at this traditional guitar-style instrument and hear its special sound.