A Bwa Griot in Matongé (African district in Brussels)

The walk of a Bwa Griot (Zouratié Koné) in Matongé, the African district in Brussels: the shopping, the meetings, the music and dances.

The “tama” (talking drum) is an instrument which is still used, in the villages of Mandingo Africa, to announce the relevant news for the life of the community (a new law, an assembly, a death , a wedding, a baptism).

Zouratié Koné is a Master of the tama, recognized in Mandingo Africa.

What a pleasure to feel a bit as we were in the village that day! And we can see that in the joy of the inhabitants and workers of Matongé!

Photos credits: Edoardo Genova
Thanks to Matonge Sounds projectMuziekpublique
Production: Amu Les Griots Cultural Center – Brussels, Bobo Dioulasso

(The walk of a Bwa Griot (Zouratié Koné) in Matongé, the African district in Brussels: music and dances at the Gallery of Porte de Namur)

(The walk of a Bwa Griot (Zouratié Koné) in Matongé, the African district in Brussels: the shopping: at the dressmaker of Rue de la Paix)

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(The walk of a Bwa Griot (Zouratié Koné) in Matongé, the African district in Brussels: time to rest! Restaurant at the gallery of Porte de Namur)

(The walk of a Bwa Griot (Zouratié Koné) in Matongé, the African district in Brussels: time to rest! Restaurant Cap d’Afrique in Rue Longvie)

 

(The walk of a Bwa Griot (Zouratié Koné) in Matongé, the African district in Brussels: the shopping at the grocery of Chaussée de Wavre)

(The walk of a Bwa Griot (Zouratié Koné) in Matongé, the African district in Brussels: the shopping at the butcher of Chausée de Wavre).

(The walk of a Bwa Griot (Zouratié Koné) in Matongé, the African district in Brussels: the meetings!)

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