Because you love the music, the land, the people

The Sahel Calling Project believes in the power of music to create peace, democracy and joy. The Project supports musicians in their role as peacemakers, human rights activists and merrymakers across the Sahel in West Africa.

We focus on four activities:
1. Filmmaking and distribution
2. Peace-through-Music Projects
3. Media Outreach & Advocacy
4. Musician Support & Liaison

The Sahel Calling Project invites a global audience to get involved in all of its initiatives, including the free distribution of a our short documentary film, as well as in projects, media outreach and musician response. Visit our Get Involved Page for more information and our blog for updates.

Top photo courtesy of Angelo Miramonti.

Touareg divorce ceremony, courtesy of K. Werntz

The latest news from our blog..

Posted by Bosch on February 12, 2015

Back supporting the musicians and music of Mali!!

Musicians Bassekou Kouyaté and wife Amy Sacko on roof in Bamako, Mali

I'm in Mali with the "Timbuktu Renaissance" organization to assist in the creation of their short film as well as catch up with Ben Zabo, MC Jazz, and Sidibe "Boss", three of the subjects in our long documentary "Malian Pieces".

Travelled up the river to Mopti for the "Caravane Culturelle pour le Paix" music festival featuring Ben Zabo, Tartit, Khaira Arby, Ali Farka Toure Band, et al.

Director/Producer John Bosch shooting on River Niger outside of Mopti, Mali

Chris Eckman, head of Glitterbeat Recods, with kids in Bamako, Mali

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