An Evening of Global Dance Music- Zansa and Friends at Isis

  • Date:18 - Apr - 2014
  • Time:09:00
  • Location:Asheville, NC
  • Venue:Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
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Zansa performs at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday April 18, 2014. Joining us will be Juan Benavides Group, playing funky Spanish/Middle Eastern fusion, international dancer and singer extraordinaire Barakissa Coulibaly, and Ivorian guitarist Moussa Kone. Chef Mike will be creating African-inspired dinner specials to enhance the festivities.
$10 advance/$12 at the door.
Ages 18+

More about Barakissa:

Barakissa Coulibaly is a dancer/choreographer and teacher who hails from Abobo, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. She started her career in traditional dance in 1990 with Fotemogoban, an Ivorian dance troupe based at the Cultural Center of Abobo. She developed her signature style during the next decade, performing internationally with Djolem in Switzerland, Greece, France, and Germany. In 1998, Barakissa joined the company of Aicha Kone—the diva of Ivorian popular music and grand dame of Afropop—touring Cameroon, Gabon, Benin, Congo, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso.

Between 2000 and 2011, Barakissa collaborated with various international artists and performing in Spain, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, Japan, the Netherlands, Mali, Senegal, and France. In fall 2012, she traveled to the United States to learn more about American-based festivals and initiatives for African dance, such as the Tallahassee African Dance Festival, the Festival of the African Diaspora, the Festival of Dance and Drums, and the Giwayen Mata Festival in Atlanta, GA.