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In recent years, during my various study trips to Burkina, I have visited Youssouf Keita's workshop a number of times. He's my balafon teacher in Bobo Dioulasso. Now I have set up a crowdfunding for the purchase of land for a new workshop. The first times...

In September, an exhibition will be organized in the woods near Tilburg, on banks of the Leie, entitled Waterland Kunstpad 2020. From 19 to 27 September 2020, the Waterland art path will take place at the “De Siptenpad”. A small-scale project of 9 artists from...

Faratuben is a Malian-Danish band that combines traditional Bobo music with modern instruments and arrangements. Last summer Faratuben gave a concert that can be seen in its entirety on Vimeo. Also see my other post on Faratuben here and off course on their own website...

Like every year, since 8 years, I made my Burkinatrip 2020 again this year! I wanted to gain new knowledge of the pentatonic balafon on the spot. At least ten days of intensive lessons and also practice; a spicy but delicious experience every year in...

Building a hut in Ouezindougou for the project Buggenum (NL) - Ouezindougou (BF): In 2006 a festival site was created in Ouezindougou with a few traditional huts. In this video you can see how it was built. Traditional huts were built from different tribes in...

It has been a few years since I organized the Tour de Ouezindougou in Burkina to support a specific project in the village of Ouezindougo. that's close to Sabou, on the road between Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso. It was in the aftermath of the Buggenum...

My friend Bouba Kaita is a Malian Dutchman, who has been living and working with his family in the Netherlands for a number of years now. He was a griot in Mali and plays various instruments, both African and Western instruments. He plays fantastic Balafoon,...

Tuka Tuka 2020 in a bird’s-eye view: an all-inclusive African music weekend. Several workshops:  djembe, ngoni, dundun, balafon, singing, afropop and dance. Fun nights with music, drinks and good company. Fee € 139,– including accommodation, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Saturday, breakfast/lunch on Sunday and all drinks during...