Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents

Kalabanté: Afrique En Cirque

Afrique En Cirque is a highly colourful acrobatic creation from Kalabanté Productions that symbolizes the strength, agility and joy of life found in African youth. A handful of daring acrobats, accompanied by musicians, perform authentic choreography to the frantic rhythm of the djembes of Guinea. To the melodious sound of the Kora, artistic director and creator Yamoussa Bangoura, transports us to a place where the diversity of traditional African arts is radiated, combined with the virtuosity of modern North American cirque performances.

About Kalabanté Productions:

Kalabanté Productions was created in 2007 by Yamoussa Bangoura, multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin who always dreamed of founding a school of circus and have his own multidisciplinary company specialized in African arts.

Living in Montreal since the past several years, Yamoussa Bangoura, artistic director of the company, passes on and shares his values and passion by teaching various artistic disciplines he masters in the circus arts, African dance and traditional music of West Africa areas.

Thus, he directs his own shows that stand out of the Montreal's cultural landscape. Since the first production of the company, Kô Ryass, other shows such as Kumbaya, Uno, Kira Nene and Afrique en Cirque were created. Several projects are underway for the next few years, in order to continue disseminate and promoting the company he values.

Kalabante Productions are proud to share their achievements that includes Canadian occidental arts and global arts, and created with a humanitarian mission to help the guinea community which Yamoussa comes from.

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