L’ecole de Musique de Kirina opened in 2010 in the village of Kirina in Mali. Kirina holds 700 years of cultural heritage.
Created in the rural community of Kirina in southern Mali, this music school was founded to use cultural heritage to change the lives of local youth. Many youth engage in the dangerous and even fatal practice of gold mining, and the high school graduation rates as well are very poor. Traditional music, dance, language lessons, and even gardening are offered at the program. It is the only cultural and youth organization in Kirina. L’Ecole reaches up to 200 youth per week.