17th international percussion workshop, drum camp and festival
Artist biography M'Bemba Bangoura
M達emba Bangoura has traveled throughout the world as a performer and teacher of African drum and dance and is revered worldwide for his high level of mastery. As a native of Guinea, West Africa, M達emba Bangoura began drumming at a very young age. By the age of 21, he was acclaimed as a master drummer and was invited to play for Ballet Djoliba, the most respected ballet company in Guinea at that time.
Since moving to the US in 1992, M達emba has been an integral part of most major drum and dance conferences nationwide. M達emba Bangoura has taught hundreds of students, many of who are now M達emba Bangourahe has personally created choreography and developed repertoire for dozens of dance companies in New York City and abroad. M達emba is one of the foremost ambassadors for Guinean drum and dance.
Yearly, M'Bemba Bangoura hosts a yearly study/travel experience to dance and music practitioners. The three week study experience takes place in Conakry, Guinea as well as Boke, Guinea.