Mohamed Lamine Bangoura
Mohamed Lamine Bangoura is a descendent of Sousou and Malinke ancestors, from Guinea, West Africa, and has spent his life traveling throughout Western Africa to study music and enrich his understanding of the many cultures and ethnicities of this continent.
Lamine has been lead percussionist, musical director, and choreographer for African ballets across West Africa and the Bay Area. He was founder/director of, “Association of Young Artists and Musicians of Guinea”, AYAMG, a network and resource organization for young artists that promotes collaboration and development of traditional arts in Guinea. From 2003-2008 Lamine was contracted with Air France as a music teacher and guide. He personally designed and guided tour groups of 7-12 people on local excursions, as well as led music workshops and classes ranging from 5-20 students. He has traveled West Africa to perform in traditional arts festivals, cultural exhibitions, and tourism epicenters.
Unity has thus become the marker of his artistic style, influenced by the diverse number of artists and teachers whom he’s worked with.