Course registration begins on February 1st at 10 a.m.
Venue: Hermannin Salit, 2nd floor
Teacher: Cheick Bangoura
Price: 55,00 €
Yankadi: A very popular dance of seduction in the low coast region of Guinea. It is danced by the Soussou, Teminé and Mendenyi ethnic groups, as well as the people of northwest Sierra Leone.
Macru: The success of the prior seduction in yankadi is followed by Macru, which gives the music a much fervent atmosphere. Generally Yankadi and Macru are always played one right after the other.
Cheick Bangoura is a humorous, clear and versatile teacher. He is originally from Guinea, but has lived in Iceland more than 15 years. He has been teaching dance and drumming in addition to playing in various bands (e.g. Hamana, Pecussion Boka, Ballet Matam, Ballet Bagatea). He leads his own afrobeat band, Bangoura Band which has been performing in Fest Afrika festival in Tampere in 2014 and 2016.
If you have payed your course before 30th of April 2019 you will get the festival pass. The festival pass holders have an opportunity to purchase last minute tickets on the day of the show for a discount price for shows that have free seats left (discount tickets are sold in the Music Centre Box Office at 12.00–18.00 and City Theatre Box Office one hour before the show, discount is valid for tickets over 15€). You can claim your festival pass from the Festival Shop & Info located in the Music Centre, opening hours 12.–18.6. at 10.00–18.00. The Festival Shop & Info also sells official festival merchandise, like t-shirts.