Burkina Faso

Laongo is home to a variety of sculptures by local and international artists The park's scattered pieces of granite have been transformed into beautiful works of art

The Sindou Peaks in Banfora consists of a narrow chain of soft rock that over the years has been eroded into unusual rock formations


Burkina Faso is the home of music in West Africa.

Festival International de la Culture Hip Hop
International Festival of Hip Hop Culture—Ouagadougou & Bobo-Dioulasso; October; Two weeks of Hip Hop performances
Festival Jazz
Jazz Festival—Ouaga & Bobo; April/May; Features big names from around the continent
Festival des Masques et des Artes
FESTIMA; Arts & Masks Festival—Dedougou; March of even-numbered years; Hundreds of troupes of mask dancers from across West Africa perform.
Festival Panafricain du Cinema
FESPACO;Panafrican Film Festival—Ouaga; Feb/Mar of odd-numbered years; Africa's largest film festival held every other year brings stars and filmmakers from across the continent.
Semaine National de la Culture
National Culture Week—Bobo; March/April; music, dance, theater, & masquerades fill the air this week in Bobo