Mail from Africa
You’ve got mail – from Africa? We wish to thank you for your kind support by sending you a personalised festival thank you card from Africa!
SACULBA Video 2017
You are cordially invited to the SACULBA Sponsors' Fest in October in Zurich. We will bring you some live sounds and impressions from SACULBA 2017, including balafon music, dancing and footage. In case you cannot attend personally, or if you prefer, you will receive the video by mail.
Wonderful! Your contribution will allow the Festival to grow. Musicians in Banfora and in Zurich will dedicate the balafon song «Jiriba» (the tree in the middle of the village square) to you. In addition, you will receive 5 seeds of the moringa tree, which you can cultivate on your balcony. May your own projects thrive and prosper!
T-shirt Faso Dan-fani
ANITIÉ - Thank you - for participating and for your support. You will receive a SACULBA T-shirt 2017, manufactured in Banfora using local woven fabric. Pick it up at the SACULBA Sponsors’ Fest in Zurich, or have it sent to you.
Dancing with Serge Somé
This is great! With your contribution SACULBA will being to move. You will get some «moves and grooves» for free at the SACULBA Sponsors’ Fest by joining Serge Somé’s afro dance workshop.
The voice of Balafon
Received with thanks. With your contribution the voice of the balafon will continue being heard throughout the world. Our gift to you is a practical introduction at the SACULBA Sponsor’s Fest into playing the balafon according to the methodology in «Die Stimme des Balafon», written by Moussa Hema and Adrian Egger. If you prefer, you will receive the book by mail.
Handicraft with «Daba»
Many thanks indeed. With your support, we are sculpting the SACULBA Festival together. We will bring back a traditional balafon carving tool with the festival engraving from Banfora for you. At the SACULBA Sponsors’ Fest you will receive an introduction into its usage. If you prefer, you can have it sent to you.
Shake it baby!
The sound of rustling leaves, as the wind blows through tree tops across the savanna, is captured by the women making this instrument, so the tale goes. The West African shekeré rattle we offer you will be a source of inspiration to you and your friends, just like you inspired the SACULBA festival. Join in and make music with us at the SACULBA Sponsors' Fest!
Light my fire!
A large majority of musicians and in particular balafonists from Banfora are blacksmiths. They are masters of fire, not only as blacksmiths but also as musicians. They will therefore manufacture a «karinjan» - the African equivalent of the Latin American guiro - especially for you. Pick it up at the SACULBA Sponsor's Fest and light up the music!
Your Balafon 15
Thank you for your generous support! You will receive a bona fide, beautifully sounding balafon with 15 keys, including case and the SACULBA festival engraving, manufactured by the instrument builder Karim Traoré from Banfora. The balafon must be picked up at the SACULBA Sponsors' Fest in October in Zurich or we bring it to your home.
Guest of honour
We are very grateful for your more than generous financial support! Your name and/or logo will appear in the festival documentation as well as on the homepage. You are cordially invited to visit the festival in Banfora together with a person of your choice. During the 3 days of the festival, you and your travel companion will be offered 2 VIP seats in the first row as well as free accommodation in the hotel «La Canne à Sucre» (flight and other travel expenses are excluded)
I just would like to support this project.