Ségou

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and warriors. The Soninke people are great travellers and Muslims, and have largely conserved their traditions. Art and culture The Bambaras used to transmit their knowledge by oral tradition, hence much of their art and culture is unknown. Ségou’s cultural heritage includes traditional musical instruments, wonderful griots, folkloric groups and the traditional masks and marionettes. The history of the Bambara state’s traditional religious practices are ambiguous. They practice animism


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;Astonishing travellers"), led by Moussa Konaté and Michel Le Bris took place from 7 to 13 February 2005 in Mali, in the capital Bamako and several other cities of the country (Gao, Kidal, Koulikoro, Ségou, Timbuktu, Kayes, Kita (Kita, Mali), Sikasso, Mopti). Part of the manifestation are literary workshops, literary cafés (Coffeehouse (event)) and meetings on various topics: "Culture and commerce: defending cultural diversity"


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price checkin checkout content hotel in Segou, center of town, quite, clean, friendly. Kids for free. Excellent food, big portions if wanted, also big variety of vegetarian food & pizza. Run by a ''German couple'' (German, French, English speaking). *


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on the route between Bamako(CFa 2000) and Mopti(CFa 4500). Timetable for buses in out of Segou- click on the box "Horaires des Autocars". Get around You can easily walk around the centre of the town, but to reach some of the outlying hotels you can easily get a taxi ~250-500cfa. Talk The Bambara people speak the Bambara phrasebook Bambara language . See The most impressive architecture in Mali is to be found


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and fetishism as cultural practices, and also totemic and monism (cult of ancestors). The most famous Ségou handcrafts are based on pottery, weaving (blankets, wrappers and carpets), manufacturing of ''Bogolan'' (a distinctive variation of Mud cloth), painting and sculpture. Ségou is also regarded as the capital of Malian pottery with a large pottery district in Kalabougou situated on the left bank. Women make the pottery by hand with the clay coming from the Niger River and bring

are generally quite poor and many of the buildings need to be restored to maintain their state. thumbnail right 300px The CMDT cotton processing plant near Ségou. (File:Usine de coton CMDT.png) Economy Today, Ségou is known for its pottery, its market and its fishing industry. Attractions in the old town of ''Ségou-Koro'' included a mosque, Coulibaly's tomb and an ancient tree. In the city center, the main landmark is the water tower. The most important economic activities are fishing, cattle

; There are two factories processing cotton: Compagnie Malienne des Textiles (COMATEX) and Compagnie malienne pour le développement du textile (CMDT). Commerce consists mostly of the small scale exchange and sale of products from the primary sector, sold weekly at the large Sudano-Sahelian market, drawing customers from far outside of the city. The main products sold are vegetables, pottery, cotton, leather, fruit, ovens, cattle and cereals. The headquarters of the Office du Niger is based


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;br ...that '''Bitòn Coulibaly''' transformed a Ségou youth organisation into an army that he used to found the eighteenth-century (eighteenth century) Bambara Empire? ...that '''Johnny Rodgers''' was voted the University of Nebraska's (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) college football "''Player of the Century''" and ''College Football News'' called him "the greatest kick returner in college football history"? After the 1864


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and warriors. The Soninke people are great travellers and Muslims, and have largely conserved their traditions. Art and culture The Bambaras used to transmit their knowledge by oral tradition, hence much of their art and culture is unknown. Ségou’s cultural heritage includes traditional musical instruments, wonderful griots, folkloric groups and the traditional masks and marionettes. The history of the Bambara state’s traditional religious practices are ambiguous. They practice animism


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in the colonial buildings in the government district, however being government houses it's best not to take photos of them. The port is fairly small compared to Mopti but still worth a visit as part of a walk along the waterfront from the government district. Do Visit the Craft centre along the Mopti road, it's in a distinctive bright orange mud building set next to large mud quarries. For CFa 500 you will be given a guided tour and explanation of how Bogoan clothes are made and even have

Ségou

right thumbnail 250px Tomb of Biton Mamary Coulibaly (File:Tombe Biton Coulibaly.jpg) at Ségou-Koro thumb 250px Entrance to the palace of Ahmadu Tall (File:Palais d'Ahmadou à Ségou.jpg) at Ségou-Sikoro in around 1866

'''Ségou''' (also ''Segou'', ''Segu'', ''Seku'') is a town and an urban commune (Communes of Mali) in south-central Mali that lies northeast of Bamako on the River Niger. The town is the capital of the Ségou Cercle and the Ségou Region. With 130,690 inhabitants in 2009, it is the fifth-largest town in Mali.

The village of Ségou-Koro, 10 km upstream of the present town, was established in the 17th century and became the capital of the Bambara Empire.

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