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Afrikadey! Performance at containR

Mohamed Tounkara: Artistic Director of Tounkara Dance and Drum, Mohamed Tounkara is a master dancer, musician,choreographer and keeper of Guinean tradition. He is an exhilarating dancer, gifted musician andapproachable teacher from Conakry, Guinée, West Africa.For 10 years, Mohamed served as a percussionist, dancer, choreographer as well as assistant to SekoubaCamara, the director of the world renowned company, Ballet De Matam. Mohamed is a master artist with experience performing, choreographing and teaching both dancing and drumming to children andadults of all levels. He is recognized for his clear and gracious teachingstyle and can adapt his teachingto the needs of his students. Mohamed shares the rich pedagogical and bountiful cultural tradition ofGuinean dance and drumming openly and he inspires his students to appreciatethe beauty andsignificance of this tradition in a contemporary context.

In addition to his regular classes, Mohamed organizes dance and drum excursions to Guinée, West Africaand Mexico.

Moël (Mewael Hadera) is a singer-songwriter from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After moving to Calgary, Alberta in late 2014, he started writing soulful acoustic-pop songs filled with emotion. Following in the footsteps of artists like Passenger, Allen Stone and Justin Nozuka, Moël will make you feel every word he sings.

DJ Yung Jaah: Originating from Ghana, DJ Yung Jaah has been a DJ for six years now. His love of music and mixing helps make his art look effortless. He has been a DJ for some of the top African artists in the industry.


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Earlier Event: August 11
Music and Market Thursdays
Later Event: August 13
All Things Word Saturdays