Welcome to Malian Cultural Center (Toure Lobbo Traore)
Have you ever heard of Timbuktu? It is actually real!
What would life be like if a magician ruled the land? The history of ancient Mali gives us some hints.
The founder of this West African kingdom was well known among his people as a man of magic with more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Mansa Musa was his name. Musa Keita I ( c. 1280 – c. 1337) was the tenth Mansa, which translates as “King of Kings” or “Emperor”, of the wealthy West African Mali Empire. At the time of Musa’s rise to the throne, the Malian Empire consisted of territory formerly belonging to the Ghana Empire in present-day southern Mauritania and in Melle (Mali) and the immediate surrounding area.
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