This publication is the result of the collection, documentation and safeguarding of the musical heritage in Mali in the 90s, initiated by the National Museum of Mali and executed in collaboration with the International Institute for Traditional Music, Berlin. From a total of 100 hours of video recordings, a selection of 35 minutes for each ethnic group or geographical region has been chosen to present significant parts of their musical identity.The first volume contains three documentaries and starts mainly with the music of the Fulani. Music & dance in the regions of Timbuktu and Gao follow and are dedicated to the musical cultures of the Songhai, the Moors, the Tuareg, and the Daoushaq. Digitized & restored version of the originals from 1993, 1995 and 1996.

With financial support of the Ministry for foreign affairs, Germany