Burmese music is rich with multiple influences, first and foremost, those of close neighbors like India, Thailand and Cambodia, but also for historical reasons, that of Great Britain. The traditional art of music is divided into two major types: open-air music and chamber music. Music is played outdoors on instruments with loud sounds such as drums or the oboe. It is played at religious festivals, classical dance shows and puppet shows. More
The Toraja live on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The funerals of the high nobility are part of the excess: more than three thousand guests during a week, hundreds of animals sacrificed, large rounds of dancing singers … By these sumptuous and extravagant rituals, the deceased will start on the road of ancestrality. In return, the living will receive the protection of ancestors. More
Brigitte Blot is a tireless traveler who decided to go back in time with her mule alongside donkey owners to use their animals just as Europeans used to do in the early 20th century.
In order to do so, she chose to go to Nepal to investigate the fate of a humble brick bearer from the valley of Kathmandu to the Himalayan tracks. More
Akouna Farma is a traditional singer-songwriter. He lives in the last small kingdom of Burkina Faso: the gan kingdom. Handicapped by his blindness, he did not learn to read or write. Its knowledge, its creation, pass through orality. He moves alone with his harp on long distances through the bush trails to go and liven parties and ceremonies. More
More than 66 million school-aged girls do not attend primary nor secondary school worldwide. In the Briqueterie, a disadvantaged district of Cameroon’s capital city Yaoundé, 52% of them do not attend school. These girls are Haoussa, a community from Northern Cameroon, the same community the terrorist group Boko Haram comes from. Its name means ‘Western education is a sin’. Especially for girls… More