Ballanta Music Festival

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Country and Region Sierra LeoneWestern
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Freetown, Western, Sierra Leone
Festival Contact Information

Ballanta Academy of Music
27 Liverpool Street
Sierra Leone, West Africa
Phone: +232 22 227743

Festival Description

The Ballanta Music Fesitial’s first festival that is slated for March of 2008 is set to attract music aficionados and musicologists to enjoy lectures and performances by local musicians. The first lecture will be given by Dr. Dyke Kiela the American Professor of Music of Cottey College (USA). Prof. Kiela has spent the last five years studying musical scores and writings from Ballanta in preparation for their publication. The audience, consisting of local and international individuals will take in a diverse program catering to a wide variety of musical tastes.

Festival Dates March 13 - 14, 2008
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