The Dance Hall, Kittery, ME is hosting a new series: World Rhythms – Music and Dance from Around the World. It will kick off on October 5 with classes taught by some of my favorite teachers, Ismael Bangoura and Sidiki Sylla, from Vermont’s Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater.
Sunday, October 5
The Dance Hall
7 Walker Street
Drum class with Ismael Bangoura
12:00 to 1:30pm
Dance class with Sidiki Sylla
1:30 to 3:00pm
Pre-pay for classes
$15 each through Brown Paper Tickets or by check at Thursday night’s classes at the Dance Hall
Pay at the door
Ismael Bangoura hails from Conakry, Guinea and began studying music at the age of nine, primarily playing djembe and krin. He first studied with Master Musician Mohamed Camara and then with Ibrahima “Boca” Camara. He has been the musical director Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater in Burlington, VT for more than fifteen years.
Sidiki Sylla also comes from Conakry, Guinea where he was in one of Guinea’s national dance and drum troupes, Ballet Djoliba. He toured the world with the Ballet and relocated to the US more than 15 years ago. He has been the master dancer, principal choreographer, and artistic director for Jeh Kulu since 1997.