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Northern Burkina Faso Fulani African People Griot Griots
In Muslim West Africa, during the days leading up to Tabaski (Eid-Al-Adha), the griot's work grows.  Visiting families throughout the town, griots recite family histories through poetry, song, and music, refusing to leave the compound until the family pays them for their troubles.  Here, two griots, one playing a traditional guitar, call on a Fulani family in Djibo in northern Burkina Faso.