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Group of musicians in the street of Niamey, Niger, playing traditional instruments

Zarma culture: traditional music

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Festival in 1980s: youngsters from Niger

Several girl groups from Niger singing in the different national languages of Niger at a cultural festival in the 1980s.

These festival were organised regularly (more or less every four years) and were often combined with a parade of all participating deparments in the streets of the organising city, such as the parade that took place in the early 1980s in Niamey.

In 2012 this tradition was re-invented. The first edition of the 'festival de musique et de danse traditionelle' (Festival of traditional music and dance) took place in the shadow of the 33th edition of the national traditional wrestling championship in Mardi.

The goal is to "give the departments the opportunity to stimulate their own artistic and cultural activities and to discover the patrimonial, traditional, and touristic potentials of Niger.", said Mr Hassane Kounou, the minister of Youth ad Sports.

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