Mark Twain once said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness…” and with this inspiration, we invite you to take a musical trip with us to the land of Burkina Faso in West Africa. This country’s name translates to “Land of honest men” and I have never been more inspired by any place in my life. Some of the world’s poorest people are also among the happiest and we can all learn from this reality. This year let’s all take better care of each other as a human race and let the music open our minds and our hearts. Check out this song titled, “Djigui” meaning “hope,” written and performed by Salif Diarra along with Massa Dembelé, Noumassan Dembelé, and Soumana Coulibaly.
Turn it up and together we can change the world one heart and one song at a time.
Salif Diarra: kamale ngoni
Massa Dembelé: kora
Noumassan Dembelé: balafon
Soumana Coulibaly: drums and calabash