Moise Bangoura has been
dancing and playing music all of his life. He is originally from Conakry, Guinea - a city rich with cultural traditions. He trained with his father, Moustapha Bangoura and with Sekouba Camara - Master teachers and choreographers. In 2008, Bangoura formed Ballet Bagatae, for which he was artistic director. He travels throughout North America and Europe sharing his extensive talents. His musical knowledge is one of the aspects that sets him apart, as well as his dedication to keep the art of his people - the Baga and Sousou, alive and thriving.
Mohamed Tounkara is an exhilarating dancer, gifted musician and approachable teacher from Conakry, Guinée, West Africa. Mohamed served as a percussionist, dancer, choreographer, as well as assistant to the director of the renowned company, Ballet De Matam. Now based in Cleveland, OH., Mohamed is a master artist with experience performing, choreographing and teaching both dancing and drumming to children and adults of all levels. He is recognized for his clear and gracious teaching style and can adapt his teaching to the needs of his students. Mohamed shares the rich pedagogical and bountiful cultural tradition of Guinean dance and drumming openly, and he inspires his students to appreciate the beauty and significance of this tradition in a contemporary context.
Tounkara Dance and Drum proudly presents the WON TAN FESTIVAL JULY 1st-3rd, 2017. Click on WON TAN FESTIVAL to register.
CAMP MATAM takes place in GUINEA, WEST AFRICA - DECEMBER 2017. Click on GUINEA TRIP INFORMATION for details.
Artistic Director of Tounkara Dance and Drum, Mohamed Tounkara is a master dancer, musician, choreographer and keeper of Guinean tradition. He performed with Ballet De Matam for 10 years under the direction of Sekouba Camara. In addition to his regular classes, Mohamed organizes dance and drum excursions to Guinée, West Africa and Mexico.