Fanta Diabaté is a griot whose role is to deliver history as a poet, praise singer and wandering musician. The griot is a repository of oral tradition of the Mandingue Empire of West Africa. Fanta is a griot, but also a rice seller on the streets of Conakry. She dreams of recording an album.
This clip is part of the project "The power is in the street", online diary of the first democratic elections in the history of Guinea that took place on June 27th 2010. It is also a collective film shot with the students from the Institut des Arts de Guinée (ISAG) of Dubreka. "The power is in the street" was shot in collaboration with the Ngo A.F.R.I.C.A. Guinée. Producers are Oyibo Productions and RaiNews24.