Musical Traditions in Mali | Sigi Lé, Here Come the Wild Buffalo – Mask Dance

“The sound of the djembe is sorcery.” Filmed in the cultural region of Wassoulou, our fourth short film features the Sigi, the wild buffalo mask from the village of Nioguebougoula, in the cercle of Yanfolila.

Embedded in the songs, stories and ceremonies that are interpreted by artists and accompanied by traditional instruments, are lessons that advise or remind people about what is important in life. They explain the origins of inter ethnic cooperation and family ties, and dictate appropriate behavior in disputes and reconciliation strategies.