Lanaya

Manding & Contemparary Music & Dance of Burkina Faso

Line-up:
Mama Sanou – Vocal, Tanz
Abdoul Aziz Sinka – Doundoun, Djembe, Vocal
Ibrahim Sinka – Djembe, Bara (Calabash), Vocal, Dance
Gofefo Konate – Balafon, Djembe, Back-Voc
Souleymane Diabate – Balafon, Djembe, Vocal
Djelifily Sako – Kora, Vocal

Stand-by:
Arcadius Divadi – Bass
Badou Mbaye – Djembe, Vocal, Dance
Daouda Diabaté – Balafon, Djembe, Dance, N´goni, Back-Voc

Workshops:
Percussion, Balafon, N’goni (Westafrika Harfe), Tanz

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LANAYA (Confidence) won 2013 the 1st Prize at Sharq Taronalari International Competition, supported by UNESCO and the Creole Award for Berlin & Brandenburg/Germany

All musicians are from Burkina Faso, West Africa and use the rich cultural and musical heritage from the people of the Manding. LANAYA have a profound cultural and musical background and have managed to create a very own sound which is going far beyond the songs usually heard on African drum concerts. Performed are the world-famous, powerful and furious rhythms, songs and dances of the Manding Tribes: Bobo, Bissa and Siamou on the borders of Mali, Ghana and Ivory Coast. Even the music-instruments are respectively from those tribes and are normally not used together in a group!
The entire repertoire was arranged by own means and modern style elements. They manage again and again to interpret partly ancient, soft or powerful, sad or happy songs with harmonic grooving melodies and rhythmic African improvisations. LANAYA regularly invites musicians and dancers as guest from Burkina Faso and are able to convince and delight the audience with their original way and complicity.