ABOUT PAPE

A multi-talented artist from Dakar, Senegal, Alioune "Pape" N'Diaye is a seasoned performer (dance, percussion, and song), instructor, and choreographer in Sabar, Djembe, Kutiro, Modern, and African Contemporary dance forms.  He has been a member of numerous acclaimed Sengalese traditional and contemporary dance companies, including the National Ballet of Senegal, Cinquihme Dimension, Ballet Sinomew, Foret Sacree, and Manhattan Dance School.  Pape N'Diaye is also a former lead dancer for Jant-Bi where he choreographed pieces for the award winning FAGAALA, Jant-Bi's most recently toured production.  In the United States he has choreographed and performed with the Kinodance Company, Maimouna Keita School of African Dance, and the Harvard University Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble, to name a few.  He is the lead singer and founder of the Mbalax music band, Doomou Africa, and the director of the recently acclaimed African Dance Company, Les Enfants du Soleil - African Dance Theater.  This company is made up of dynamic artists and musicians from various West African countries and the United States.  In addition to singing and directing Les Enfants du Soleil - African Dance Theater, Pape N'Diaye is the founder of the Ndaje School of African Arts, Inc. which hosts the Annual Ndaje Festival of African Music and Dance, the largest African dance and drum celebration in Boston MA!  Pape N'Diaye currently teaches a weekly African Dance class at the Dance Complex in Cambridge (Boston) MA.

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