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The Voice of Wood

Yiri Kan

Directed by Issiaka Konaté
Burkina Faso, 1989
Short, Documentary

Synopsis

Mahama Konaté, a great musician from Burkina Faso, initiates his son Foko into traditional culture with a musical instrument, the African xylophone. He shows him how to make one, and recounts its mythical origins; he desribes the sacred and profane role this instrument plays in society.

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The Voice of Wood Directed by Issiaka Konaté

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