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Fakoly Drum & Dance Conference

June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022

June 17th-19th
Barbara Barker Dance Center- UMN

After a three year hiatus Duniya Drum & Dance is bringing back Fakoly an authentic, culturally immersive experience into the world of traditional West African drum and dance. The workshop offers hand drumming and dance classes for the community at any level and any age beginner through advanced. Instruction is provided by professional master drummers and dancers from Guinea West Africa who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge of traditional percussion and movement.

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

Guest Artists:
Dancers – Baba Bangoura, Naby Bangoura, Sana Bangoura, Seny Bangoura, Youssouf Koumbassa
Drummers: Fode Bangoura, Fara Bangoura, Bolokada Conde, Mandjou Mara
Balafon – Ousmane Camara

Dance Classes

Friday June 17th
5pm – Youssouf Koumbassa
6:30pm – Naby Bangoura

Saturday June 18th
11am – Family Jam(by donation)
11am – Sana (Beginner)
12pm – Youssouf Koumbassa
1:30pm – Seny Bangoura
3pm – Baba Bangoura

7pm – Fakoly Performance

Sunday June 19th
11am – Naby Bangoura
12:30pm – Baba Bangoura
2pm – Seny Bangoura


June 17, 2022
June 19, 2022
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Duniya Drum & Dance
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