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AfriSCENE

Training project for technical professions in the entertainment and audiovisual sector in Mali / West Africa

About the project

Because it all starts with a little story!

On December 3, 2009, it is 4 pm at the Moffou in Bamako. We have just finished the Sound engineer training given in twelve days by Vivendi. Salif Keita, Karim Sai and Laurent Bizot are there. The event is special! In few moment, we will be six to be honored. Nicely dressed, we are impatient! Stressed! The enthusiasm of a new world that is emerging. A hope to make of our passion - sound - our professional careers.

In few minutes, we will be interviewed by the press, photographed. A technical concern of last minute. Something goes wrong with an enclosure. The opportunity to put into practice what we have learned. Everything is now ok. A small speech of the context and we parade one after the other to receive from the hands of Salif Keita our 101 of Pro Tools Certifications, a software of recording.

Why this mobilization and this media scope for a certification discount?

Because in spite of its musical and artistic richness known internationally, Mali, like the whole of West Africa, lack of infrastructures of the spectacle and audiovisual technical professions training. In this way, our history illustrates the scarcity of initiatives. YET THE POTENTIAL AND NEEDS ARE THERE! 

To help change this situation, we need your help to succeed in this campaign, which is the first step in the implementation of the project.

WHAT IS AfriSCENE?

AfriSCENE is a training project for technicians of the spectacle and audiovisual in Mali and Africa. It is based on a partnership with recognized training structures in Belgium and France but also on a large network of West African partners. Beyond training, AfriSCENE intends to contribute to the professionalization of the local cultural sector by federating a network of professionals of the spectacle and audiovisual. Its headquarters will be located in Bamako, Mali and will develop its activities throughout the sub region.

CONCRETELY?Thanks to the infrastructures of our local members, the contributions of our partners, to our network of trainers and our various specializations, trainings in Sound, Light, Video and Management will be set up. We will also animate workshops on these professions during festivals and events.

  • Training will be free of access to all according to certain criteria;
  • Three (3) trainees per country will be monitored over a two-year period. They will participate in various formations and festivals in other countries to highlight exchanges of experiences. Our goal being that they will turn one day into trainers;
  • A training studio in audiovisual and “MAO” will be set up and accommodated in Bamako. Indeed, considering the growing success of the music assisted by computer-(MAO) and the potential that this represents, it is important to offer specific training on these fields.

WHERE?
Bamako, Ouagadougou, Lome, Nouakchott, Niamey

PROJECT PARTNERS / THEY SUPPORT US 

For more information about the project, the team, click on the logo below.

What are the funds for?

TO PAY YOUR COMPENSATION

These are mostly works of Malian and African artists and some are dedicated to your names. Beyond promoting artists, compensations symbolize the materialization and the necessity of the AfriSCENE project because most of these African works are produced and/or finalized abroad for lack of infrastructures and/or staff training.

Below are the names of some artist you will be pleased to receive the latest work (CD) while contributing to the realization of this project.

Oumou Sangaré, Salif Keita, Tinariwen, Tamikrest, Tartit, Vieux Farka Touré, Rokia Traoré, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Fatoumata Diawara, Samba Touré, Ballaké Sissoko, Kel Assouf, Khaira Arby, ...

  • More than a compensation, a commitment for the peace and culture in Northen Mali!

​Receive and wear a T-shirt or Polo from the famous Festival in Desert of Timbuktu while contributing to our campaign. Partner of AfriSCENE, this festival is now forced to exile because of the insecurity prevailing in the region.

  • Read the Saharan Echo of Intagrist El Ansari while listening to the mythical ensemble Tartit

​Saharan Echo presentation : “At a time when the Sahara is in spotlight of an actuality still marked by fundamentalist activism, this testimony of a long-distance walker, between the Algerian Hoggar, Timbuktu the Malian and some two-way trips between Algeria and Mali is striking of humanity.

Native of a touareg tribe in Timbuktu, Intagrist El Ansari is now a documentary director and after ten years of absence, he returns to his “Desert” as if to test his “quest for solitude and nostalgia of roots”. A journey into the wilderness of the deserts, rich in encounters, where poetry, culture and philosophy emerge in a counter-field of a tragic actuality”.

 

ALL YOUR COMPENSATIONS WILL BE DELIVERED IN OCTOBER, AND NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 2017 FOR DEDICATED ONES.

TO BE FINANCED

  • Travels to meet local partners and promote the project in Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo.
  • Collection of information and identification of specific needs.
  • Administrative procedures for the setting up of the association

THE OBJECTIVE OF EURO 10.000 IS NOT REACHED? We are very grateful to our contributor’s generosity. But the amount is released only if the jackpot amount reaches 100%. Therefore, each contributor will be reimbursed. THE PROJECT WILL EXIST FOR ALL THAT! We strongly believe in its potential and necessity. With our means we will continue its implementation at our own pace. This Euro 10.000 will be an excellent lever, reason why we need your support.

THE OBJECTIVE OF EURO 10.000 IS REACHED? EXCELLENT! Thanks to you, we will be able to realize our project by implementing its objectives mentioned above. A HUGE THANK YOU!

THE OBJECTIVE OF EURO 10.000 IS EXCEEDED? WOW! You really believe in our project and we are very affected by your support. We can now go even further in the implementation of the project, especially by purchasing the equipment needed for training (computers, office equipments, softwares, video projectors, sound and light consoles, loudspeakers, microphones, etc.).

About the project owner

WHO ARE WE:

Abdallah AG AMANO

Abdallah started his career in the Moffou studio (owned by Salif Keita) in 2007 as a sound technician. Then he joined the “Festival au Desert” crew as general sound manager and first assistant of the technical director.

In 2013, he moved to Belgium to follow a cinema post-production and stage managing training. Since 2015, he works for the Moliere theatre (Muziek Publique) in Brussels, for the Royal theatre of Namur and with BeSTAGE Company.

 

Wenceslas KABORÉ

Coming from Burkina Faso but having the Belgian nationality, Wenceslas is a stage light manager. He has worked with the Royal theatre of La Monnaie in Brussels, with the theater of La Guimbarde, with the 12 Palace… and is now regularly working for the Royal Theater of Namur.

 


Madani TOURÉ aka Chanana 

Madani : is a  multi-talented artist know as singer, movie maker, cameraman, movie  editing, Vj. Coming from one of the hottest districts of Bamako, Chanana started his  career in the 90’s when he was one of the leader of the Malian hip hop movement. Initiated to the art video by the French urban poss Kourtrajmé, he became their African ambassador. In charge of Afrika Kourtajmé, Chanan is living both in France and in Mali. He works on several projects as cameraman, Vj and/or musician.

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