By :
Mali, 1997
52 min
A personal journey with Nahawa Doumbi – tradition-bearer, singer, and Malian champion for tradition and equal rights.
Nahawa Doumbia from Mali sings beautifully about life and love, but also about the challenges - like forced marriage and polygamy - known to most Malian women. Proud of the rich cultural heritage of her country, she is also an advocate for women’s rights and for finding ways of adapting to modern ways without throwing all the old traditions out the window.

While guiding us through the rich musical heritage of her region, she invites us to follow the rehearsals ahead of their performance at the Africolor Festival at the Gérard Philipe theatre in France, sharing not just her music but the private life of one of Mali’s most popular singers.