Monday, March 11, 2013

Towards Bamako

There can be nothing more delicious than breakfasting by the Bani crossing on freshly caught and deep fried fish wrapped up in paper from old cement sacs and smothered in rough  salt. And here I am with my little MaliMali team, doing just that. Djenneba is  newly recruited as my assistant (see September 1,  2011) and Dembele still with us from the beginning. Cow dresses and Giraffe hats are packed safely and stowed in the bus behind, which is just about to go on to the ferry. Note the Mali flag with the Tricolor!
Writing this 14 hours later from the Catholic guest house next to the cathedral, a convenient and above all cheap place to stay in Bamako. Have invited Father Manolo and Father Jean Pierre to the Fashion show on Thursday. They are very excited, having never been to anything like it before!

Tomorrow we will choose models and do clothes fittings etc. Dembele will be in charge of the lighting- a hand held spot light, like the last time for the Danes at the hotel- we are getting dab hands at this now!
And something quite exciting is happenng; ABC , Australian Broadcasting Commission is filming the fashion show at the Villa Soudan! Then they want to come to Djenne and film the studio and our  making of the bogolan textiles too, as well as the manuscript library- they are going to Timbuktu too, but spending quite some time in Djenne with me!


Blogger Pascal et Monique said...

We can't wait seeing the photos of the show AND the film to come! Good luck and enjoy the next days.
Pascal and Monique

8:39 AM  
Blogger David said...

Good news about ABC and about Djenneba joining the Sarin fold.

11:55 AM  

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