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Welcome to Kalabanté, an African circus in Montreal

When dance, acrobatics and percussion meet, the result is Kalabanté – a circus company created in 2007 by Guinean artist Yamoussa Bangoura. RFI met him at the Nuits d’Afrique festival in Montreal.

Yamoussa Bangoura founded Productions Kalabanté in 2007 in Montreal but the company’s activity really took off from 2015.

The Kalabanté company is part of the Cité des Arts du Cirque, an international hub for contemporary circus acts that includes some 20 companies, among them the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.

“I have worked for almost all the Quebec circuses internationally and I found that there was something missing, I missed African acrobatics.

“So I wanted to stage a show that spoke of my country of origin which is Guinea,” explains Bangoura. ... link to full length article at RFI

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