August 7th, 2011
In the Eastern region of Mali is one of the most mystical ethnic groups worldwide; the historically smaller-sized Dogon people live in the sandstone cliffs in the Eastern plateau of central Mali, from the Badiangara Escarpment east towards the...
March 21st, 2011
In an effort to make some petty funds for a return to Mali, I am currently working to help with marketing and branding for my parents, who handcraft high quality furniture and pottery. My parents are not business people. They have had to...
The Character of Mali
Boasting one of the most vibrant cultures in music and performance, Mali is also notorious for the character of its people. How does the mimesis, distribution, and re-performance of the Malian identity reinforce both their cultural vivality and the strength of Malian communities? And how is it changing for the better or worse with the onset of globalization and democracy in the new millennium?