Aid to Displaced Northern Artists in Mali

An article today in the Washington Post has highlighted the difficulties facing musicians and artists from the North of Mali.  Instruments 4 Africa is on the ground in Bamako helping musicians and artists from the North.  We are 100% volunteer managed organization based in Bamako since 2003. We are partnering with artists like Afel Bocoum, […]

Joy to the World

It’s that time of year for charitable giving.  We are proud to say that 100% of your donations go directly to the girls’ education programs at Instruments 4 Africa.  As per Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, “…money goes farther in the developing world…the most cost effective interventions are often at the grassroots […]

Krewe School House

Thanks to the donations from Toubab Krewe and Craiggie Brewing in Asheville, NC, construction is underway on the Krewe School House  in Bamako, Mali, West Africa.  The community is delighted and grateful…as are we at Instruments4Africa.  Thank you, Toubab Krewe and Craiggie!!  Brick by brick…Stay posted.

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 […]