Markala Masks and Marionnettes Festival (Festival des Masques et Marionnettes de Markala, FESMAMAS)

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Country and Region MaliSégou
Type of Festival Dance, Drama
Location of Festival Markala, Ségou, Mali
Festival Contact Information

Festival des Masques et Marionnettes de Markala, FESMAMAS
Association Fesmamas
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Festival Description

Both an arts festival and a form of direct social mobilization against female genital mutilation (FGM), the Markala Masks and Marionnettes Festival, known by the acronym FESMAMAS, brings a fresh manner of combining art and social action to the rich tradition of such work that already exists in Africa. The richness of the mask and marionnette-based performances is more than matched by the intensity of the effort to heighten awareness of the inhumanity of FGM, with the specific goal of reaching those who perpetrate it.

Festival Dates March 5 - 7, 2010
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