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Djembe Workshop with M'Bemba Bangoura

Djembe Workshop with M'Bemba Bangoura In-Person

Join master drummer M'Bemba Bangoura from Guinea, West Africa with Chelsie Henderson of Rural Soul Music Studio to learn about the djembe, krin and dunduns, all West African percussion instruments.  Drums will be provided for a hands-on experience! Please register online.

Friday, June 2, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Dutcher Community Room
  Art, Music, and Movies  
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As a native of Guinea, West Africa, M’Bemba began playing the djembe at the young age of seven. He played in the Junior Ballet, G’basicollo, and then moved up to the City Ballet, Conakry I. By the age of twenty-one, he was invited to join Ballet Djoliba, the national company of Guinea. He spent more than 12 years in the ballet, as lead soloist, touring throughout Guinea, Africa, Europe and Asia. He lead the next generation of master drummers, who were young, but still who grew up in Sekou Toure time (President/Dictator who led the independence of Guinea in 1959). Mr. Bangoura has a special place in djembe history because he maintains deep knowledge of his previous generation’s history, folklore, and ballet programs; while also staying current with development of the contemporary djembe scene. He has 4 personal recordings, has played with numerous artists, and is also a disciplined dancer, choreographer and teacher.