Project #6366

Provide Music Education to Children in Mali

by Playing For Change Foundation
Apr 22, 2011

Meet one of our music students... Nadjo Kouyaté

Nadjo Kouyate
Nadjo Kouyate

Nadjo Kouyaté is 10 years old and studies balafon at Ecole de Musique de Kirina.  His talent and sense of rhythm surprised our teachers since the very first balafon class. His grandfather was a famous local balafon player, born and raised in Kirina.  When he died he hadn't  transmitted his musical knowledge to his son who decided to go to Guinea to learn balafon in order to honor his father. He never became a famous player like his father but when the music school opened its doors he encouraged his son to learn and study balafon. The young Nadjo seems to realize how important this is for his father and already demonstrates passion, perseverance and talent.



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Playing For Change Foundation

Location: Santa Monica, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Thea Nash
Culver City, CA United States
$15,325 raised of $15,000 goal
192 donations
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