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Dancing behind bars in Burkina Faso: After dance helped Bougobali resist the urge to murder, he decided to teach prisoners too

Dancing behind bars in Burkina Faso: After dance helped Bougobali resist the urge to murder, he decided to teach prisoners too

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Dancing behind bars in Burkina Faso: After dance helped Bougobali resist the urge to murder, he decided to teach prisoners too

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ratings:
Length:
23 minutes
Released:
May 18, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

After striking doctors refused to treat his dying son, Agibou Bougobali Sanou was so angry that he was tempted to kill in revenge. Dancing helped to relieve this urge, so he decided to go into a dangerous prison to bring its healing power to criminals, whose lives he also changed. The world renowned dancer and choreographer tells Jo Fidgen his moving story.

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Producers: Saskia Edwards and Edgar Maddicot.

Picture: Aguibou Bougobali Sanou with prisoners in Burkina Faso
Credit: Jacob Yisra'el / supplied by Aguibou Bougobali Sanou
Released:
May 18, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode