This publication is the result of the collection, documentation and safeguardingof the musical heritage in Mali in the 90s, initiated by the National Museum ofMali and executed in collaboration with the International Institute for TraditionalMusic, Berlin. From a total of 100 h of video recordings, a selection of 35 minfor each ethnic group or geographical region has been chosento presentsignificant parts of their musical identity.The first volume contains three documentaries and starts mainly with the musicof the Fulani. Music & dance in the regions of Timbuktu and Gao follow and arededicated to the musical cultures of the Songhai, the Moors, the Tuareg, andthe Daoushaq.Digitized & restored version of the originals from 1993, 1995 and 1996.

With financial support of the Ministry for foreign affairs, Germany