Niger Festival in Segou- Mali
The Agency of Tourism Promotion of Mali – “Mali Tourisme” and the Directory of the Niger Festival celebrated the 15th and 2nd edition respectively of the Niger Festival in Ségou (Festival sur le Niger à Segou) and the Ségou Art Fair (Ségou d’Art) from February 02-09, 2019 in Ségou. The Niger Festival is a cultural, touristic and artistic event which is held every year to celebrate music and contemporary African art.
Rich in history and open to the world, Ségou, land of culture and capital of the Bambara kingdom, has become a hub of contemporary African art. Here, the festival allows artists, art lovers and professionals from Africa and beyond connect. This edition saw the participation of 112 young emerging talents and 40 experts from all over the world. The festival not only gave them exposure, but also offered a chance to reflect on the development of visual arts in Africa, and to create the optimal conditions for their development. During Ségou Art 2019, more than 40 exhibitions took place throughout the city of Ségou and attracted more than 15,000 people from Mali and the wider world.