This Volunteer is in his seventh year as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He spent his first two years as a well-digger, during which time he became interested in the music of Upper Volta. Because the older generation of musicians (griots) was dying off and not being replaced, the Volunteer proposed creating a sound archive to preserve the traditional musical heritage of the country. He has been working at the Voltaic Center for Scientific Research ever since. His many field trips have taken him all over the country to record musicians and tribal ceremonies. He has also trained a Voltaic archivist and recently started making films to document ancient customs and ritual ceremonies which are disappearing.