Schedule


2016 Trip to Guinea with Le Bagatae / Moustapha Bangoura
Jan
11
Feb 29

2016 Trip to Guinea with Le Bagatae / Moustapha Bangoura

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.

Le Bagatae Guinean Dance and Drum Workshop in Puerto Escondido, Mexico
Jan
5
Jan 25

Le Bagatae Guinean Dance and Drum Workshop in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

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

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Camp Saamato
Sep
19
Sep 21

Camp Saamato

  • Camp River Ranch

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.

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1st Annual Camp Won Na Won Malan
Aug
22
Aug 24

1st Annual Camp Won Na Won Malan

Le Bagatae Dance & Drum in collaboration with Sekou Conde and Sundjata Imhepi presents the 1st Annual Camp Won Na Won Malan in Selma, Indiana.  Join Moustapha Bangoura and friends for this three-day immersion African dancing & drumming.

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The Continuum / Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

The Continuum / Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago

  • Reva & David Logan Center or the Arts

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.

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Camp Fareta
Jul
6
Jul 12

Camp Fareta

  • Camp Hye Sierra

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.

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