Markala Masks and Marionnettes Festival (Festival des Masques et Marionnettes de Markala, FESMAMAS)
|Country and Region||Mali — Ségou|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama|
|Location of Festival||Markala, Ségou, Mali|
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Festival des Masques et Marionnettes de Markala, FESMAMAS
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|