Ismaël Bangoura

Ismaël Bangoura – from Guinea, is the musical director and master drummer of Jeh Kulu Drum and Dance Theater of Burlington, VT, founded 1993. Check out their MySpace.

Here is a video of him performing with Fodé Bangoura, Fara Tolno, and Mamady Sano. There is no information on where or when this video was made, but I suspect it is from Fara Tolno’s instructional djembe DVD, FaraBakan: Traditional West African Djembe Performance recorded in Michigan in 2003.

He is also part of Camp Camaraya a Georgia drumming camp put on by the Cleveland, Georgia-based African Performing Arts Center.

Emily Meyer

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