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Guinea, 1988
52 min
A trip through Guinea to the discovery of its extraordinary musical heritage, a reflection of human and cultural diversity of the conutry.
The Republic of Guinea is privileged by its geographical , human and cultural diversity. This country alone is can offer the original characteristics of numerous African musical cultures. The journey begins in Conakry with Soloists and Soussou orchestras, and continues north along the coast with its landscape of coco-palms and mangroves. The population of Baga and Landouma bring out their masks to the rhythm of the seasons and agricultural work . In the Tenda region, various groups such as the Cognagui in the plains, and the Bassari in the hills, prepare real musical theatres to celebrate the initiation of their children . Finally, the counterforts of Fouta Djalon: this is the country of the sedentary Poular. Here the altitude reminds us of European scenery. The griots are privileged singers and are particularly fond of flutes, as well as instruments made of skin-covered calabashes fitted with strings.