ATELIER A4
An escapade to the rhythms
of the West African savannah 

Jean Benoit Bakhoum

up from 18 years

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1st  to 5th of August

All levels 

French

Program:

1. Niani ( Wolof/Sénégal)

2. Daouda sané (Mandingue / Guinée)

3. Saaro+Tino nénam (Pulaar/Mali)

4. Nlabale (Kabye / Togo)

5. Maalé Yélé + Zonw bé gnéré ( Dagara/ Burkina Faso)

6. Magic in the air (Côte d'Ivoire)

7. Diola Bounouk (Diola /Sénégal)

Jean Benoit Bakhoum

Author, composer, arranger, JBB has a great passion for Senegalese choral music. With more than a thousand composed pieces, both sacred and secular repertoire, he is one of the most prolific composers and among the best known in Senegal for his simple harmonies.

Specialist of the serere ethnic music (west coast of Senegal), this guitarist, follower of the double-range is invested for more than 20 years in the research on the harmonies and the

traditional rhythms.

Professor of harmony and trainer in musical art education, past Director of studies and internships of the National School of Arts in Dakar, he is particularly interested in collecting, transcribing and harmonizing Senegalese traditional songs.