Founded in 1852, Segou, keeper of one of the most ancient histories of West
Africa, capital of the ancient Bambara kingdom, has an undeniable charm
which is well worth discovering. Ancient kingdom of culture and tradition,
Segou has inspired numerous writers and historians. Among the most famous is
Segou is also a region of traditional music and dance. The second Festival
on the Niger, which will take place from 2 to 5 February 2006 in Segou,
offers you a unique spectacle, with music and dance from the region, as well
as well-known West-African artists, who will play on the river Niger.
The theme will be Culture and Environment, Tourism and Environment. The
festival will start on February 2 with a forum that will bring together
experts on the theme "The multiple functions of the river Niger", which is
directly related to the theme of this years festival.
This second edition of the festival has an innovating and very rich program
; besides traditional music and the forum, there will be expositions, tales
and legends, workshops and a craft faire.