The Voice in the Wood / Yiri Kan

Director: Issiaka Konaté
Countries: Burkina Faso
Year: 1989
Running Time: 26 min.
Language: Mooré

The Voice in the Wood is a moving portrait of one of Burkina Faso’s greatest musicians, Mahama Konaté, as he initiates his son into the traditions of Burkinabé music. By teaching his child how to play the balafon, Konaté reveals the myths and beliefs attached to his traditional African instrument. The Voice in the Wood is the first film of director Issiaka Konaté.