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Accompanied by live music, traditional and ritual African dances can be experienced, whereby music and body merge into a rhythmic unity. Mamadou brings dances from his home West Africa and conveys not only their origin but also their meaning. The focus is always on the joy of movement.
Mamadou introduces polyrhythms, sounds and playing techniques of musical improvisation. The relationship between the dancing body and the beat of the drum can be experienced and new compositions are created.
ARTISTBIO: Mamadou M'Baye
More than twenty years now the Senegalese Mamadou M‘Baye – member of an old Griot family – has been a cultural ambassador in Europe, regarding himself as a modern traditionalist. In the original meaning of his African culture a dancer as much as a musician and storyteller Mamadou considers himself mainly as a cultural go-between. Mamadou M’Baye is first of all dancer, musician and poet, relating to his African culture, an ambassador between people and personalities of different cultures. He is an exemplary intermediator of the relationship between the dancing body and the rhythm of the percussion. He is a storyteller, who plays an important part in his own choreographies and compositions.
Last update: 22.04.2016