Bangourake
Bangourake

COMMENTS FROM SCHOOLS

'The students were captivated by the performer. He was a skilled musician and expert at engaging students from reception to year seven.
His behaviour management skills were exceptional. At times, he had the students up dancing and singing and then skilfully brought them back down to engage them in quiet discussions and question time.'

Klemzig PS, SA

Bangourake

with Mohamed Bangoura

THE PERFORMERS

Mohamed Bangoura is a master drummer, performer and teacher of traditional Guinean music. He was born into a traditional ‘Griot’ family, Griot tradition being an oral tradition that passes on African culture through music, story and song. He is regarded as a true master through initiation and ability. In Guinea he is described as the man with ‘Hands Of Fire’. He was a member of the internationally acclaimed ‘Percussion de Guinee’ as well as National Ballet ensembles in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. Mohamed continues to perform at festivals around the world but now also brings his remarkable talents to schools throughout Australia.

THE PERFORMANCE

Mohamed’s performances are designed to introduce students of all ages to the educational and fun aspects of djembe drumming, Kora (West African Harp), dance and his culture. He relates to students on the level of each age group. Students feel empowered to express themselves through a variety of percussive instruments such as djembes, dununs, shakers, bells and dance. He brings the relaxed but dynamic and spirited African learning environment to schools with stories, songs, dance and laughter.

The sessions are formulated to:
  • Encourage students to work together as a team
  • Enhance hand-eye coordination, listening skills and creativity
  • Overcome inhibitions, promote confidence and release stress
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Foster left/right brain integration
  • Breakdown social, gender, age and cultural differences
  • Expose students to the role music plays within the West African culture

SUITABILITY:
Years: K - 12
DURATION:
55 minutes
COST PER STUDENT:
$4.00 + 40c GST
MIN PER SESSION:
$572 ($520 + $52 GST if less than 130 students)