Mission to Dogon – Mali
Mali expedition: Dogon tribe, Bandiagara cliffs, Mopti, Niger river, Djenne and more...
The purpose of the expedition was to study the evolution of the traditional Dogon culture in the context of globalization and rapid Islamization of the region in the late XX-early XXI centuries, the study of the language situation, as well as hypothetical connections with the ancient civilizations of the Middle East.
Director of the Mission Petr Kutsenkov, Dr. of Culture Studies (IOS RAS)
A concise Bamana-Dogon-Russian dictionary (Ten-Kan language, a dialect of the village Ende, about 600 words and expressions) has been compiled, supplemented by audio and video files recording phonetics and articulation; traced the evolution of traditional architecture and art der. Ende over the past 50-60 years; video and audio recordings of traditional music and choreography, not intended “for tourists”, were made; collected a small collection of modern traditional art der. End Captured approx. 2000 thousand photographs and approx. 20 hours of video recordings.