AfricaNashville Dance & Drum Workshops by The Yeli Ensemble


LEAF Global Arts is proud to collaborate with Africa Nashville and the Yeli Ensemble.
Come join us for a unique cultural exchange opportunity.
Yeli Ensemble is an adaptable troupe of performers primarily composed of two Guinean master musicians – Ibrahima ‘Ibro’ Dioubate and Sekouna Conte. Additionally, they will be joined by Windship Boyd for this series of workshops.

Mayani is a Maasai boy from longido Arusha. He went to boarding school at 6 years old and lost his Maasai language and tradition. Since joining the LEAF program, he has learned to sing Maasai songs, practiced the ‘jump’ tradition and wear Maasai shukas (traditional clothing). Mayani is extremely happy and is currently teaching other youth the culture.