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About instruments4africa

Paul Chandler is an artist and producer living in Mali since 2002. He has produced events/organized projects in Mali for National Geographic

i4africa Fundraising in Dallas!

Please stop by the i4africa booth at Dance Africa in the Dallas Arts District, 10am-5pm.

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Pay it forward in style!

Summer!  It is that time of the year when we fundraise for the 2013-2014 school year.  Your donations pay for academic scholarships for the 16 underprivileged girls in the i4a program this year.  We are also fundraising for the remedial … Continue reading

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Displaced Northern Artists

Over the last few days I4A has been working with ABC news to cover the story of displaced artists from the North. Thanks to the participation of Aboucar Maiga (Goundam), Mahamadou Telfi Toure (Goundam), Khaira Arby (Toumbouctou), Afel Bocoum (Niafunke), … Continue reading

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Khaira Arby- Queen of the Desert

One of our first events sponsoring musicians from the north of Mali was with Khaira Arby at the American Club Bamako in October 2012.  This was Khaira’s first concert in Bamako since the coup in late March 2012.  With USAID, … Continue reading

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Baba Salah Message: Northern Mali Musicians

This video was made in September 2012 to be shown at a benefit concert in NYC to aid musicians from the north of Mali. With the help of volunteers, like Nana, whose family comes from northern Mali, we have been … Continue reading

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Aid to Displaced Northern Artists in Mali

An article today in the Washington Post has highlighted the difficulties facing musicians and artists from the North of Mali.  Instruments 4 Africa is on the ground in Bamako helping musicians and artists from the North.  We are 100% volunteer … Continue reading

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Musicians For Mali: Benefit Concert to Aid Refugees

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Fast and Rewarding Progress: Super Volunteers Yves & Claire

Yves and I were excited about going to Mali last year, and to learn about Instruments4africa. As we had much experience teaching in French Immersion, we looked forward to contributing to a cause that would help children get an education, … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks

The coup in Mali on March 22, 2012 was devastating to the country.  The people of Mali are struggling but the attitudes toward life remain positive.  I have been so fortunate to make Mali my home since 2003 and learn … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Happy Dance

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