The Eastern Mass
Rhythm Festival 14th Annual EMRF on July 28, 2018

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Lev Camara 2

Village Dance
of the Sankaran Malinke of Guinea

with Lev Camara


Lev is incredibly passionate about dance.
When asked, she states emphatically, “I love to dance!”


Lev Belford African Dance inside


A Bit About Lev

After studying many dance forms throughout her life, Lev came to West African dance in 2008. She started her West African journey, studying with Famoudou Konate’s daughters, Diaka and Koria Konate, Famoudou's daughter-in-law, Sire Diallo, and the legendary Fanta Korosi, a well respected and much loved griot, dancer, and one of the earliest Guinean dancers to be involved in West African theatrical productions of dance.

Currently, Lev’s main focus of interest is the traditional village dances of the Sankaran Malinke people of Guinea. When she travels to Guinea, she studies with Saran Conde of Kouroussa, Guinea, a dancer of unparalleled dignity, grace and joy, who dances with Ballet Africans. Lev strives to honor the traditions of Guinean dance as shown to her and hopes to lovingly bring the full spirit that Malinke village dance embodies, to her students.

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One African Village: Food for EveryOne, EveryDay

I love Kouya Sidia (Sidia) and the people who live there. It's a village of about 1200 people in the Sankaran region of Guinea near Kouroussa, where daily life is conducted with respect. On Rhythm Festival day, please consider supporting our worthy cause. Please click on this link to read more about our Sayon & Lev's fundraising campaign. Thank you.


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