Posted in Art & Culture, Bamako, Life, MALI

Artist Kamba Mukeke

Kamba Mukeke, 49 year old hailed from Lubumbanshi, Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire.  He started at very early age of 12 year old to master the art. He continue briefly at the Higher Institute of Applied Sciences in visual art. One day his crossed path with Canadian artist Rita Godin, multidisciplinary artist and multimedia, Studio Art of Aumond Rita Godin, Quebec, Canada. This enables him to perfect his art training in drawing, painting, watercolor, pastel and mixed media as well and he won an Arts degree.

From 1980 until 2000, the artist Kamba Mukeke has produced numerous exhibitions in Central, South, West and North.  In 1988, through an organization, the World Show Business, he exhibited his works at the Gallery of African Art, Washington, USA.  In 2003, he participated in a major exhibition in Angers, France.

The permanent exhibitions of his works are available at the Art Gallery Art Studio Rita Godin, Aumond, Quebec and in Bamako, Mali at Laico El-Farouk Hotel and the Grand Hotel.

Kamba Mukeke’s personal painting technic is the droplet: a reciprocation of the knife to paint effects that leave small droplets on the canvas.  His creative work is done with traditional painting on canvas in tube and other times on a simple cotton fabric, fabric weaves it manually with printing ink.

Artist Kamba Mukeke

At present Kamba Mukeke resides in Bamako and can be reached through his email or his mobile telephone (223) 7637 1691


Posted in Bamako, Economy, Life, MALI


A group of workers pushing the carts of oranges at Hamdallaye market in BamakoA woman  promoting her sales of oranges.  Either you buy the oranges or you can ask her to produce an instant orange juice. As seen at Avenue Al-Qoods, Bamako 

Oranges is one of tree crop products of Mali, produce by mostly by small-scale farmers.  Others are mangoes.  Other fruits includes watermelon and papaya



Posted in Bamako, Life, MALI, Timbuktu


Fishing is the activity of catching fish. Fish are normally caught in the wild. Techniques for catching fish include hand gathering, spearing, netting, angling and trapping.

Traditional fishermen still fishing by using traditional techniques such as rod and tackle, arrows and harpoons, throw nets and drag nets, etc.

The mighty Niger River is a source of food, water and drainage for five nations of West Africa.  During the flood season fish like the Nile Perch enter the marshlands to spawn. During the period from December to April the waters recede and the fattened are fish are left to flounder in the shallow waters. This makes then an easy catch for fishermen. Along the main course of the Niger, fishing is, of course, also plentiful.