Training program at the Moffou Studio: a sound engineer is a recipient of the RFI Ghislaine Dupont & Claude Verlon grant
Sidi Mohamed Dicko is one of the recipients of the RFI Ghislaine and Claude Verlon grant. Every year a young (30-year old or younger) journalist and sound engineer from an African country are rewarded.
For the 26 year old Malian boy getting this grant will allow him to go one step further in the achievement of his future plan.
If he is the winner of the “ engineer “ category it’s thanks to a sound editing he did on the process of inter-Malian dialogue. Besides he benefited from the training program in Bamako launched by Vivendi in 2006 . This training program which goal is encouraging the development of a local professional sound engineering network has been supported by singer-songwriter Salif Keita who made his Moffou Studio available for talents. In 2012 the interns even recorded the album Made in Bamako during a training session.
Since then Sidi Mohamed Dicko is an independent worker for the radio or special events. And with this grant he hopes he will be able to undertake his project of opening a training center. “I wish I could open a training center so that young people like me can study during a couple of years before being graduated. And with a “sound engineer diploma” that will be easy for them to work in communications, for the radio and the television.” ( Interview for RFI in French only)
With journalist Rachelle Tessougué, Sidi Mohamed Dicko is the first recipient of the RFI Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon grant. Indeed the grant has been created to pay tribute to the two aforesaid RFI journalists who have been killed in the North Mali a year ago – November 2, 2013.The two recipients of the grant will go to Paris in February to continue with training at the RFI editorial board.
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