To the melodious sound of the Kora, artistic director and company founder, Yamoussa Bangoura takes us into an elsewhere that radiates the diversity of traditional African arts combined with the virtuosity of the North American modern circus performance.
Kalabanté Productions was created in 2007 by Yamoussa Bangoura, a multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin who has always dreamed of founding a circus school and having his own multidisciplinary company in African arts. Established in Montreal, Yamoussa Bangoura, artistic director of the company, transmits and shares his values and his passion thanks to the teaching of the various artistic disciplines which he masters in circus arts, African dance and traditional music of West Africa.
Bangoura stages his own shows whose signature stands out from the Montreal cultural landscape. Since the company's first production, Kô Ryass, several shows have followed such as Kumbaya, Uno, Kira Néné and Afrique en Cirque. Several projects are underway for the years to come, in order to continue the dissemination and promotion of the company he holds dear.
Kalabanté Productions are proud to share their achievements, imbued with Western arts in Canada and around the world, with the aim of providing humanitarian aid to Yamoussa's community in Guinea.
"If you can talk you can sing, if you can walk you can dance"
Kalabanté meaning "go-getter, ambitious child, with exceptional courage" in the Sousou language, this NPO pursues a double mission: the promotion of African artistic cultures and the realization of humanitarian projects and cultural exchanges between Canada and Guinea. Kalabanté Productions specialize in events such as shows, workshops and conferences around the world. This non-profit organization welcomes and supports all amateur Canadian talent, as well as visible minorities, wishing to increase their knowledge and improve their training to a higher level.
The construction of a circus school in Guinea, named École Kalabanté, also offers the chance to establish a fruitful exchange with the professional Canadian artistic community during the cultural exchanges established since February 2010 with the Inuit company of Artcirq in Nunavut. These multicultural initiatives show viewers that it is possible to be united and supportive, to communicate and live together despite cultural differences.
"We want our audience to feel right at home when they watch us, no matter where the broadcast is. »Yamoussa Bangoura, founder and artistic director.
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