The Sambla Baan


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About the film

THE SAMBLA BAAN is a documentary film on the amazing music of the Sambla people of Burkina Faso.

THE SAMBLA BAAN was filmed during a year of research by visual anthropologist Lorenzo Ferrarini, with the integration of specific researches by ethnomusicologist Nicola Scaldaferri. The filming saw the collaboration of the Konaté and Traoré families of musicians in Karankasso Sambla, who opened their musical knowledge to the filmmakers.

Many hours of music recordings were also realised, and a CD will accompany the film once released. The music of the baan will be accompanied by the other instruments of the Sambla musical tradition and by the soundscape of the village, especially the rhythmic sounds of work.