from The Lion's Awakening
by D. T. Niane
At this site, read about what a Griot is and hear some of their music. Imagine that you would like to hire a griot to perform at a family wedding ceremony. With a partner, write and perform your interview with a griot.
This University of Iowa site features a selection
of contemporary Malian art. With a partner, create promotional
materials that could be used to sell these pieces at an art
auction. Be sure to include brief descriptions and images
of the work. Remember to make your writing vivid and appealing
so that people will want to buy the artwork.
Mali Interactive Project
Centuries ago, Mali was an important cultural center.
In 1997, the city of Jenné, Mali, became the site of
an archaeological dig. This site provides an overview of the
project. Click on Looting Maliís Past to read about
how and why the country is losing its artifacts. In the Web
Links Activity Log, write a paragraph discussing the governmentís
efforts to preserve Maliís cultural heritage.