Alou is a 16-year-old young man who studies kora at the music school. He is the grandson of the main chief of the village and has been attending the school since 2011. Like most of the inhabitants of Kirina, Alou is from a family of griots, who are traditionally the transmitters of oral stories and tales, and in most cases, are musicians. Alou has learned a lot about his roots and the traditional music linked to it, but has also been particularly interested in the English classes offered every week at the school by our administrator and teacher, Seydou Dembele. Alou now says that he wants to be an English teacher in the future.
There is no doubt he’ll become a great teacher, and now he’ll also be able to play some kora to his students!