Musical Traditions in Mali | If You Play the New, You Must Start with the Old.

“All begins with the traditions, and all must end with the traditions.” Broulaye Doumbia has been playing djembe for the i4A children’s dance troupe since the project began several years ago.

Instruments 4 Africa is seeking funding to keep children in school and provide them with a quality academic education and training in the traditional arts of Mali. In 2012, we started a remedial tutoring program, and in December 2014 we have completed construction of our remedial education center & dance Paiyotte in Sabalibougou, Bamako. To donate please go to or contact us at