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World Kaleidoscope presents Camara Drum & Dance

Sunday, January 26, 2014 | Other Dates  
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Born in the village of Boke, Guinea, West Africa in 1966, Yamoussa Camara took to his drum at an early age. In 1995, Yamoussa immigrated to the United States. He taught drum and dance at Yale University for 10 years and has traveled the U.S. teaching, performing, choreographing and polishing presentations for various dance ensembles.
Yamoussa currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA where he teaches West African dance at Carnegie Mellon University, the African Drum Ensemble at the University of Pittsburgh, and West African drumming at The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination. He also teaches drum and dance workshops for children and adults, and performs with various ensembles.
In December of 2007, Yamoussa formed Camara Drum & Dance, an exciting new company of musicians and dancers, to perform the music and dance of Guinea and West Africa. A performance by Camara Drum & Dance includes unique and exciting arrangements of West African music punctuated by original choreography and authentic costumes made for the group in Guinea.

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Event fee: Free
Location:
4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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