IMAGES OF MALI...SEEKING SEGOU...OLD CAPITAL OF THE BAMBARA KINGDOM


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March 4th 2011
Published: March 5th 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

IMAGES OF MALI...SEGOU

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.

Welcome to Segou...and Regards,

Dancing Dave

(who danced through Segou on his way to Timbuktu)



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After a long hot day on the road, there is no greater pleasure than a cold Castel...I know Mike will agree!
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Unfortunately the little regard for disposing of rubbish and disregard of keeping common areas and markets clear of rubbish, plastic bags etc pervades the Malian countryside...what a pity...


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