The original concept for instruments for Africa began when I first came to Mali to study music in January of 2003. I was taking courses with very talented musicians, who had been playing and performing for decades yet could not afford a quality instrument. Coming from the United Stat
Instruments4africa (I4A) is a not-for-profit (501c-3) organization formed to empower underprivileged and at-risk youth through educational opportunities. We work to preserve traditional music and the arts in Africa. Our goal is to facilitate creative cooperation between Africa and the world. We are a volunteer-managed, grassroots organization. Our center of operations is in Mali, West Africa.