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When the Village Awakes: A New Malian Culture Blog

“Quand le village se réveille …” (When the Village Awakes) is a project to collect and share the culture and traditions of Mali through new information and communication technologies, sharing texts, videos, audio, and testimonies drawn from elders – the guardians of tradition, culture, and collective memory of African society.

The vision of the project is to preserve the Malian cultural heritage, to create a point of reference for young generations, and to make this heritage accessible to all people around the world, through a blog and social networks.

The project already has a Facebook account through which it shares photographs. Other social network accounts and a blog, which will help to share the project around the world, are currently under construction

Beyond this collection of cultural content from both urban and rural locations, the project will link six villages from three different regions in Mali. This part of the project plans to install new digital technologies and Internet connections in these villages, and to train members of the community in blogging, to help them to promote their own culture across social media, as well as to manage a shared blog.

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All photographs have been republished with permission from the Facebook page «Quand le village se réveille …»

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