Saturday, February 17, 2007

Travel to Mali, West Africa

William Ernest Waites, co-owner of Aboriginals: Art of the First Person and a web site that features African tribal art, has learned that Drew University will sponsor another package trip to Mali, West Africa, from July 8 to August 2, 2007.

Jerry Vogel is to be the guide on a trip that will feature the extraordinary arts and architecture of the Dogon and Bamana peoples. The itinerary will include the Djenne and Timbuktu, villages of legend in Dogon art, and the town of Mopti on the Niger River. The Bamana centers at Segou and San also will be visited as will the Mali capitol of Bamako.

Cost is $5,250 per person and includes round trip air fare New York-Bamako, lodging, Land Rover transportation in Mali, and eight hours of academic credit. Applications are due no later than April 15, 2007.

For more information, contact

Having traveled in West Africa and collected the intriguing art of these peoples, we can heartily endorse the value such a trip. To preview some of the art you may be seeing visit the African Room at