Join Solo Sana for a trip to Mali and/or Burkina Faso!!
Offering a cultural immersion trip that includes dance, drum, and song classes, traditional ceremonies, visits with traditional griots and healers, Ballet Du District rehearsals, and excursions to cultural sites. Come explore the strong cultural traditions found in Mali and Burkina Faso!
Discover the rich history of the traditions of music and dance in Mali and Burkina Faso. Your trip will begin in Bamako, Mali where you will be introduced to dancers and musicians, masters in the traditional arts. You will have private dance, drum, and song classes geared towards the level and interest of the students. You will attend traditional marriage and griot ceremonies as well as rehearsals by the top dance companies in Mali. The evenings will be spent exploring the very active music scene of Bamako at your leisure. You will have the opportunity to visit Kono Gnaga's partner school and participate in our work there. Options could include traveling to Bobo-Dioussolo, Burkina Faso. Bobo, famous for amazing balafonists, female djembe players and traditional music and dance, is a mecca for musicians and dancers alike. This portion of the trip includes visits with traditional healers and trips to cultural sites including the Cascade de Banfora.
Trips are for individuals or groups and can be designed your interests and schedule. Please contact Solo for further details and pricing. An example of a three week trip to Bamako, Mali and Bobo-Dioussolo includes the following:
Dance classes each week with Solo and other local artists
Drum and/or song classes each week
Traditional Marriage and Baptism Ceremonies
Meetings with griots, healers and other elders
Rehearsals by Ballet Du District (Mali) and other dance and music companies
Visit to Kono Gnaga's partner school
Day trips to local cultural sites including Siby, Mali or Cascade de Banfora, Burkina Faso
RT Transportation by bus to Burkina Faso
Lodging and three meals a day
Individuals are responsible for their own:
¨ Airfare to and from Bamako, Mali
¨ Vaccinations and Anti-Malarial Meds
¨ Visas to Mali and Burkina Faso
For More Info call Solo at
802-355-9776 or email
Sites and Scenes from Solo's Trip.....
Grande Mosque, Burkina Faso
Ballet du District, Mali
Ballet Du District
Dance Space, Mali