Monday, February 12, 2007

celebreate black history month at sfu: Africa Trio (Feb 15, Free)

Bringing the rhythm and groove of West Africa to this celebration of Black History Month are Yoro Noukoussi, Aboubacar Camara and Sekou “Dico” Sylla of African Trio.

African Trio is composed of Yoro Noukoussi, Aboubacar Camara, and Sekou “Dico” Sylla, accompanied by dancer Kesseke Yeo. Kesseke Yeo was a national star and member of the National Ballet of Cote d'Ivoire. Since 2001, he has performed at various festivals with Masabo Culture Company and Kokoma Dance among others. Yoro Noukoussi was born into the family of the Chief of the Wama people and learned drumming and storytelling from his family as they traveled through North Benin. He has been performing in Vancouver for several years. Sekou "Dico" Sylla came straight from a small village in the Republic of Guinea to join Masabo on-stage in Canada. He is rightly recognized here as a djembe master, and in addition to Masabo he is an active teacher and performer with dance companies. Aboubacar Camara is a performer native to Guinea, He spent 16 years performing and training with professional dance troupes, touring Africa and Europe. He came to Canada in 1995, performing with Vancouver-based African group, Bafing Productions. He is now leading his own group, Doundounba Music & Dance.


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