Babara Bangoura, a Guinean djembefola, is the spiritual son of the
Guinean djembe-master Mamady Keita. Babara is a member of Keita’s mythical group Sewa Kan. In Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, Babara joined the Guinean Junior Percussionists at a very early age. Later on, he joined the National Ballet ‘Djoliba’.
Nowadays, he lives in Belgium and leads his own group Foli Kan. He is very dedicated to promote the Guinea tradition and the art of playing djembe. Babara regularly performs with various European groups he founded. He’s always a very welcome guest at Tuka Tuka.
Babara Bangoura teaches djembé workshops and classes all over the world
All over the world, Babara teaches how to play the djembe and other Mandinke percussion instruments. Furthermore he is also the founder of the International North-South Cultural Exchange Festival. This festival takes place in Conakry. It provides musicians from all over the world with the opportunity to share their passion for the traditional Mandinke music and dance.
As a djembefola, Babara is dedicated to promote Mamady’s message: music has no boundaries and skin colour is not an obstacle for meeting other cultures. Several artists already integrated his creations into their albums.