Musical Traditions in Mali | They broke all our instruments.

Featuring Takamba Masters Super Onze from Gao, Mali, this is the is the third in a collection of short films exploring Endangered Musical Traditions and Essential Related Art-Forms in Mali. For more music & information on the musicians featured, go to: https://i4africa.bandcamp.com/album/super-onze-masters-of-takamba-music-gao https://www.superonze.org https://www.facebook.com/super11official http://super11.bandcamp.com/ https://i4africa.bandcamp.com

We're So Happy!

And grateful to our supporters and fundraisers! Because of your generosity, I4A can provide scholarships for 7 girls this Fall.  We still need to raise more funds for the other 9 girls in the program. Special thank you to some awesome folks:  Yves & Claire, Rebecca & Mark, Robin & Kathy, Kendall, Paige, and Bikram […]

Pay it forward in style!

Summer!  It is that time of the year when we fundraise for the 2013-2014 school year.  Your donations pay for academic scholarships for the 16 underprivileged girls in the i4a program this year.  We are also fundraising for the remedial education program, tutoring and mentoring and the traditional arts training.  New styles of beautiful West […]

Displaced Northern Artists

Over the last few days I4A has been working with ABC news to cover the story of displaced artists from the North. Thanks to the participation of Aboucar Maiga (Goundam), Mahamadou Telfi Toure (Goundam), Khaira Arby (Toumbouctou), Afel Bocoum (Niafunke), Leila Gobi (Meneka), Ousmane Maiga & the Super Onze (Gao), Hama and Ibrahim Cisse (Niafunke), […]

Khaira Arby- Queen of the Desert

One of our first events sponsoring musicians from the north of Mali was with Khaira Arby at the American Club Bamako in October 2012.  This was Khaira’s first concert in Bamako since the coup in late March 2012.  With USAID, we helped to organize this event to support displaced artists from the north of Mali.  […]