Global Grooves- Maitre Samsou

  • 04.03.10 - 10.03.10
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Cost: £7.50...

Dates: Three consecutive wednesdays from 24th February 2010

Times 7.00-9.15pm

Venue: in the Main Space at Band on the Wall


Maitre Samsou is renowned in Guinea Conakry and the Gambia as a living exponent and repository of  traditional Guinean music, Mandinka and Fula/ rhythms. For 30 years he has performed and taught throughout  Africa, enthralling and delighting spectators and students. He plays and teaches djembe, doundouns, krin (log drum), bolon, boucarabou, hand percussion, body  percussion as well as traditional dance, choreography, song, mime and theatre.

Samsou was a performer, teacher and director of Ballets Africains national troupe of Guinea.

Seconded to train national troupes of Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau and was instrumental in forming new national troupe Les Percussions de Guinea and performed alongside artists such as Sekouba Bambino Diabate, Ibro Diabate, Kerfala Kante and Yaya Bangoura.

 If you play Djembe or West African percussion of any kind then DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to improve your knowledge, skills and technique!!

Sorry for the short notice folks!