Several weeks of high-level dance with Moustapha Bangoura, the dancers of the Ballets African or Ballet Djoliba, and artists of Ballet Bagatae - Moustapha's dance company. A journey into the heart of the Baga country... Kifinda, Moustapha's villlage, to discover the dances, ceremonies and masks bagas.
Join Moustapha along with an incredible line-up of teachers for this Guinean dance and drum workshop on the beach in Mexico!
DANCE TEACHERS INCLUDE: Youssouf Koumbassa / Moustapha Bangoura / Mouminatou Camara / Karim Keita / Marietou Camara
DRUM TEACHERS INCLUDE: Elias Sylla / Mohamed Diaby / Aboubacar Sylla / Yadi Camara / Ismael Bangoura / Aboubacar Soumah ("Amo") / Bongo Sidibe
Get ready to heat it up in September 19-21, 2014 with Camp Saamato. Manimou is excited and proud to invite all of you to enjoy some extremely talented artists for a weekend packed with unbelievable music, hot hot dancing, sweat, smiles and good food!
The retreat will be held at the beautiful Camp River Ranch in Carnation, WA. The dance class space overlooks Lake Langois and is just steps from the Tolt River, surrounded by gorgeous temperate rain forest.
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago celebrates it 42nd year with their 2014 Summer Concert and Gala 'The Continuum". The Continuum will take you on a journey of movement, music, and song. There will be special guest performances by Amina Dickerson and an original work by Moustapha Banoura. Also, performing with the company, Seneke West African Percussion Ensemble. Muntu will also feature student performers from the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) choreographed by Artistic Director Amaniyea Payne and Assistant Director Idy Ciss.
Camp Fareta is a residential workshop hosted by Youssouf Koumbassa, a master dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Guinea, West Africa, and featuring many other master dancers and drummers from Guinea, Mali, and Senegal. It is an immersion in West African drum and dance that started in 2006 and is held at a beautiful setting in the southern Sierras of California each summer.