I4A Dance Troupe Block Party

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5djdHKPVho&w=420&h=315] To celebrate the efforts and work of the girls’ dance troupe and their director, Lassina Kone, we threw a Saturday-before-school starts block party. The I4A dance troupe performed to a lively and happy crowd, including most of their siblings and parents. We are very proud of them. School begins on Monday, but they […]

Toubab Krewe School House Project

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I35ZEGsubdE&w=420&h=345] One of our favorite bands, Toubab Krewe, is donating between fifty cents and one dollar on every ticket sold to Instruments 4 Africa, 501c-3. These donations will specifically go to build a music school in the Bamako, Mali area. The school will be headed by their teacher, Lamine Soumano. Toubab Krewe, the vibrant […]

Lassina Kone- Graduate of Ecole des Sables

Congratulations to Lassina Kone (Lassi), our Instruments 4 Africa Dance Director. He recently graduated from the Ecole des Sables, International Training Centre for Traditional and Contemporary African Dances, in Toubab-Dialaw, Senegal. Because of his dedication to the art of traditional dance and the I4A dance troupe, Lassi was awarded a scholarship and with a hand […]

Nana, hope for the future, strength from the past

This is Nana. She is 10 years old and she lives at the Togola Community Center in Bamako, Mali. Like many children her age, she needs to build confidence in her abilities as she moves into the upper elementary grades. Like many other children in Mali, she needs your love and support to have access […]

African Dance Party at the American School

The African Dance Party at the American International School was a success and so fun, thanks to the Community Service Student Volunteers at the American International School and their sponsor, Robin Pascucci. And big thanks to AISB for stressing the importance of community service and hosting related events. We started the evening with a performance […]

Tanti Suzan

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQhNNNT4QCY&hl=en&fs=1] In support of cultural preservation and artistic development, Suzan and her friends from Holland have donated instruments and new costumes for the girls dance troupe. Thank you, Tanti Suzan! The girls are learning a new performance piece to be debuted in the Spring. They can’t wait to show you how all their hard work […]

Welcome New Year

Happy New Year!  Thank you for your support in 2010 and we look forward to growth in 2011.  Abundant blessings to you and your family from the Instruments 4 Africa family! The generosity of friends and relatives provided supplemental tutoring sessions during the winter break.  The girls met for reading, language arts, science and math […]