Young boy with  Mango leaf between his Lips. Young boy with Mango leaf between his Lips.
Sankore mosque Sankore mosque
A Farmer pull a cart of hay after harvesting. A Farmer pull a cart of hay after harvesting.
Fishermen fishing in River with approaching sandstorm. Fishermen fishing in River with approaching sandstorm.
The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest mud brick or adobe building in the world. The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest mud brick or adobe building in the world.
The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest mud brick or adobe building in the world. The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest mud brick or adobe building in the world.
Mamadou Sinsiy Coulibaly the owner,spent the last 18 Years building this palace. Mamadou Sinsiy Coulibaly the owner,spent the last 18 Years building this palace.
Children driving on carrige pulled by horse on road. Children driving on carrige pulled by horse on road.
Firewood vendors pile up stocks of firewood at at Mopti Port. Firewood vendors pile up stocks of firewood at at Mopti Port.
Woman arranges her Foodstall in the Market Woman arranges her Foodstall in the Market
Two men in traditional clothing passing a poster wall of sport and music celebrities. Two men in traditional clothing passing a poster wall of sport and music celebrities.

Mali – A Journey Through a Magical Country

October 15th, 2008

Toumani Diabaté, the master of the 21-string Kora-harp, invited photographer Horst A. Friedrichs and author Peter Pannke to learn the innermost truths about Mali.

As they traveled along the Niger river and through the desert towards Timbuktu, a fascinating panorama unfolded before them. They explored varied and impressive landscapes like the rocky, inaccessible Dogon land, the mud mosque in Djenne and the tropical forests of the south. Encountering a spectrum of local personalities like Toumani Diabaté, Malik Sidibé, dancers, fortune tellers and dream interpreters.

The result of this journey is an inspiring book of light landscapes, that reveal a world where the past meets the present, and dreams meet reality. Order from www.amazon.de

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