Santa Cruz, CA, USA: Mamady Keita and Moustapha Bangoura in 9/7-9
- Greetings folks -
Tam Tam Mandingue Santa Cruz proudly presents West African
drumming and dance workshops in Santa Cruz, featuring Master
Drummer Mamady Keïta and Master Dancer Moustapha Bangoura,
both of Guinea.
The classes will be on Friday, September 7, Saturday,
September 8, and Sunday, September 9. Mamady will start the
Friday schedule by teaching a djembe class for beginners at
5:30 at Cayuga Vault, followed by a beginner level dance
class with Moustapha at 7:30 at Pacific Cultural Center. On
Saturday, Mamady will teach a beginner djembe class at 11:00
am at Cayuga Vault. At 1:30, the classes move to Pacific
Cultural Center, where Mamady will teach a dunun class,
followed by an intermediate djembe class at 3:30, and an
advanced djembe class at 5:15 pm. Moustapha will teach an
intermediate/advanced dance class at 7:30 pm.
On Sunday, all classes will be at Cayuga Vault. Mamady will
teach three djembe classes, with the beginner class starting
at 1:00, the intermediate class starting at 3:00, and the
advanced class starting at 5:00.
Pacific Cultural Center is at 1307 Seabright Avenue (at
Broadway) and CayugaVault is at 1100 Soquel Avenue.
Mamady Keïta was an original member of Ballet Djoliba, one
of two national dance companies of Guinea, West Africa. He
played with Ballet Djoliba for 26 years, serving as lead
drummer and artistic director, the first drummer to hold
that post. In 1988, after touring the world several times
with the ballet, Mamady relocated to Brussels, Belgium.
There, he founded and still directs Tam Tam Mandingue, his
percussion school devoted to the traditional djembe/dunun
music of his homeland. Today, students from throughout the
world travel to Belgium to study at Tam Tam Mandingue, a
testament to Mamady s exceptional teaching abilities.
Mamady continues to travel the world, teaching and
performing with his ensemble Sewa Kan as much as his
schedule permits. Dont miss this rare chance to study with
one of the worlds best!
Moustapha Bangoura was a premier dancer and choreographer
with Les Ballets Africains , also a national dance company
of Guinea, for 22 years. With the ballet, he has traveled to
more than 165 capital cities around the world. After leaving
the ballet, he founded his own school of dance and
percussion, Le Bagatae. He teaches traditional dances of the
Baga, Susu, Malinke, Toma, Foula and Konianké peoples.
Moustapha teaches throughout the world and his cultural
heritage, profound experience, and clear and patient
teaching style stamp him as a world class master of
traditional West African dance.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (831)336-8171 or email
djembe@... or visit
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