West African Dance
Master musicians and dancers Fode Sylla & Manimou Camara will lead a workshop focusing on the traditional dances of Guinea.
Manimou Camara is a master drummer and dancer from Guinea. He began studying the music and dance of Guinea at the age of twelve. His primary education was spent with Sekou Dico Sylla, Karamoko Daman, and the nationally recognized Ballet Saamato. He has played lead dunun for Mohamed Kemoko Sano's world-renowned Ballet Merveille and conducted rhythm and dance camps for people from Europe, Japan, and the United States. Manimou is the founder of Dounia Djembe, a Seattle-based percussion and dance company.