Bongo, a visiting artist, had the kids drumming in polyrhythmic arrangements and singing Guinean songs in the after school program this last week. He was kind enough to load up his car and bring us his very own djembes. What a great treat for our kids to drum on quality instruments! And the music the kids produced was excellent. We hope he will be returning soon!
Alpha Oumar “Bongo” Sidibe is a traditional drummer from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa. He is Musical Director of Duniya Dance and Drum Company and founder of the band Wontanara. Bongo currently lives in San Francisco.