BKO On Air

  • BKO On Air
© Maraka Production
Genre : Musical
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2014
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 52 (in minutes)

Four Malian artists and one French artist meet to write a human and musical history, a poetic journey from the hill of blacksmiths in Bamako, through rehearsals with Ibrahima Sarr, to animistic sacrifices at fetish celebrations. The original and unique gathering of traditional guitars (Djelingoni and Donsogoni) immerses you in the Mali of today. The voices of the griot and the hunter join the rhythm of drums to give birth to a new musical creation. The present arises from the past, as these images serve to remind us.

Directed by Cris Ubermann

Production Year: 2014 |
Recorded: France, Mali |
Genre: Musical Style World music |
Source: video/audio HD / Stereo |
Duration 52'

(Photo: Maraka Production)

2014 | 20ème WOMEX, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
* Selection - WOMEX 14 Film Screening
* Projection/Screening : 23 Oct 2014, 11h00, Cidade da Cultura (event submitted by: Piranha Arts)


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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