Festival du Niger is held here each February...music, puppetry, stilt dancing...Malian culture on show
...maybe next time.
After Christmas lunch of roast goat and watermelon in a field under a tree, we (seven of us) arrived in Segou.
Our hotel was next to the river, with rooms named Mopti, Kidal...and Tombouctou...
We are on our way.
As beautiful as the Ngoni lilts on Bassekou Kouyate's CD "SEGU BLUE", ...and his mesmerising performance with his band Ngoni Ba at the Festival au Desert in Timbuktu, Segou the river town on the Niger was an idyllic outpost for Christmas Day & Boxing Day 2010.
The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali. Rule by dictatorship was brought to a close in...more info