Culture: A weekend to discover the culture of West Africa


Julien Séguret, who teaches music at college and percussion at Pianissimo, created a duet with Souleymane Camara, Guinean kora player, recently arrived on the island.

This weekend, their collaboration takes on another dimension. The idea is to introduce African culture, and particularly that of West Africa, through its cuisine, concerts and traditional percussion and dance workshops. "I brought my friends, the dancer Mariam Traoré, from Burkina Faso, and her husband Fabien, cook and flautist, who settled in Guadeloupe," explains Julien Séguret.

In the programme :

opening night at Kali's Friar's Bay Friday 7 December from 19 p.m. The first part will be provided by the children of the Pianissimo percussion workshop. Then, concert of traditional Malinké music with three musicians (kora, percussion, flute) and a dancer, who will be accompanied for one or two pieces by two students from the workshop, Jean-David Castor and Jerody Connor (17 and 15 years). If the evening, wanted family, is free, Fabien and Mariam will concoct a chicken mafé and a fish (peanut paste sauce) which will be sold respectively € 12 and € 14.

African dance and traditional percussion workshops at NIA (National Institute of Arts) in Philipsburg Saturday and Sunday: dance lessons for children from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 13:30 p.m., and percussion from 14 to 16 p.m. . The prices vary between 20 and 50 euros for the two days, depending on the type of course and the category of participants (children / adults). Registration with Julien 060 350 329 or Audrey +1721 152 43 20 XNUMX or by email

The same artists come back on stage on Saturday evening at the Axum Café in Philipsburg (PAF: 10 €)

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