Life has a rhythm, it’s constantly moving. The word for rhythm ( used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI. It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound. It’s found in every part of daily life. In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it. It’s an extraordinary blend of image and sound that feeds the senses and reminds us all how essential it is. TREES: Before cutting the tree there was a ceremony and an offering held for the tree. The tree was not only used for the jambe. The people of Baro don’t waste like we do in the west.
By Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg Film crew during one month in Baro, Guinee Afrika.
Sound recording and sound design Bjorn Warning Translator and Rhythm specialist Thomas Bonekamp.