Falaba Issa Traoré

Falaba Issa Traoré was a Malian writer, comedian, playwright, and theatre and film director. Born in Bougouni, Traoré directed an amateur theater troupe before taking over direction of the regional troupe of Bamako between 1962 and 1968. From 1969 to 1973, he created and directed the Yankadi troupe for folklore and the dramatic arts. In 1973, he traveled to Germany to study cinema direction. On returning to Mali in 1976 he directed the cinema division of the Ministry of Sports, Arts, and Culture. As a comedian, Traoré played notable roles in the films of Kalifa Dienta, of Cheick Oumar Sissoko, and of Boubacar Sidibé. He worked also as a director, making his ... more on Wikipedia

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