艺术家

富易堂艺术家


富易堂 & 来自西雅图的舞蹈团成员, Washington are periodically joined by guest performers based nationally and internationally.

艾蒂安Cakpo

艾蒂安Cakpo

导演,编舞,领舞

来自贝宁, Etienne is the Artistic Director and lead choreographer/dancer of 富易堂 and 跳舞. Etienne has been building his repertoire of traditional and 现代舞 for over thirty years. 作为甘桑戈音乐的导演 & 跳舞, Etienne leads the company’s work with dozens of public libraries, schools and independent arts agencies locally and nationally to make performance of dance and music from Africa available to a wide range of audiences, 包括小孩.

偏航Amponsah

偏航Amponsah

领导打击乐器乐手

Yaw是来自加纳的打击乐手. Coming from a musical family from West Africa he is at home in the world of rhythm. 一个多才多艺的球员, Yaw可以演奏很多加纳风格的音乐,包括Highlife, Agbadja, Kpanlogo和更多. His specialty is the music of the multi-part percussion ensembles of the Ashanti people. These sets of drums and corresponding rhythms can be made up of eight or more independent percussion parts. He is the leader of Anokye Agofomma and a member of Manghis Khan quartet.

Kokou Gbakenou

Kokou Gbakenou

铅的舞者

来自多哥, Kokou Al’nuzan Gbakénou has toured in Europe with various groups, 曾两次在塞内加尔的撒哈拉沙漠学校实习. 他领导了艺术协会Circuit Cinéma et Arts Vivants, 并与Lomé法国文化中心合作, 歌德学院的, Brin de Chocolat和Théâtre Oriki. 他擅长一种原创的动作技术,叫做“马干”.“Kokou融合了卡泼卫拉的元素, hip hop and pan-African contemporary and traditional dance styles. Currently based in Seattle, he has worked with 富易堂 since 2014.

Nailah哈里斯

Nailah哈里斯

舞者 & 鼓手

奈拉·哈里斯从小就在打鼓和跳舞的环境中长大, 学习西非击鼓和舞蹈, 爵士乐, 从小就开始跳踢踏舞和嘻哈舞. 除了演奏甘桑戈音乐 & 自2012年以来的舞蹈, Nailah是ADEFUA的一部分, Kutt“N”, 美国西部黑人艺术之怒, 百老汇绑定, Kode Red 跳舞 Team和Ladii Entouraj, 经营着自己的公司, Mynd Kuntrol.  

Niyafath Cakpo

Niyafath Cakpo

舞者

Niyafath originates from Benin and has lived in Seattle since 2009. 她表演和学习嘻哈音乐, Brazilian and African dance and is a veteran 跳舞THIS performer with Seattle Theatre Group. She has been working with 富易堂, her father’s company, since 2012. She specializes in urban African style hip-hop seen in popular music videos by young African musical artists. .

格雷格•坎贝尔

格雷格•坎贝尔

鼓手 & 打击乐器乐手

格雷格•坎贝尔 teaches ethnomusicology at Cornish College of the Arts and University of Washington Bothell, 并研究过非洲鼓 & 多年与安邦萨等打击乐大师合作, 包括偏航的父亲, 丹尼尔·尼莫·安蓬萨. 他是甘桑戈音乐的核心成员 & 跳舞 and regularly participates in presentations at schools and community venues.

查尔斯Ahovissi

查尔斯Ahovissi

舞者

来自贝宁的舞蹈家、鼓手和编舞大师. 他也是一位才华横溢的服装设计师和裁缝, and energizes audiences of all ages with his dynamic teaching and performing. 位于奥马哈, 内布拉斯加州, 查尔斯负责非洲文化交流, 获奖的非营利组织, 和他的文化艺术团一起表演, Hwendo. 查尔斯加入了甘桑戈音乐 & 跳舞 for periodic shows in the Pacific Northwest, as well as tours in the United States and abroad. www.ahovissi.com

叶Akakpo-Adzaku

叶Akakpo-Adzaku

舞者

来自多哥, Sylvestre is currently based in New York City.  他是Kor的创始人 & D’Kor 跳舞 Company and previously danced with the renowned Compagnie Heddy Maalem during a 2008-2009 world tour of Le Sacre du Printemps.  He has also worked in Africa and in Europe with La Compagnie Congo Ba Terria, 杜妮亚舞蹈剧院和亨利·摩特拉剧团. 他加入了甘桑戈音乐 & 定期在西雅图地区的表演中跳舞.

多拉De Oliveira

多拉De Oliveira

舞者

Dora has performed and taught Afro-Brazilian dance for twenty five years. With a dance degree from the prestigious Federal University of Brazil, 朵拉曾与许多巡回舞蹈公司合作过, 包括Exaltação à Bahia, Oludum, 展示巴西和甘桑戈音乐 & 跳舞. 她精通爵士乐, 芭蕾舞, 现代舞, as well as contemporary and traditional African dance and Brazilian dance forms such as the samba and Orisha dance. 朵拉在西雅图地区教书和表演. www.dancewithdora.com

 

Won-Ldy Paye

Won-Ldy Paye

讲故事的人

Won-Ldy是一位来自利比里亚的讲故事大师. 特罗克·曼的成员, a class of professional storytellers who are also accomplished musicians and keepers of Dan oral heritage in Liberia, 韩- ldy一直吸引着美国观众.S. 30多年来. His youth was greatly influenced by the Dan cultural phenomenon of masked spirits that appear in many forms. 他导演过《富易堂》和《富易堂》, and collaborates regularly with museums and schools to provide authentic cultural education experiences that are entertaining for all ages. Won-Ldy is based in Connecticut and joins 富易堂 for periodic tours. www.wonldypaye.com

穆罕默德Shaibu

穆罕默德Shaibu

领导打击乐器乐手

 

带着爱,富易堂回忆起多年来富易堂排练的时光, 和穆罕默德·沙布一起表演和教学, 在2020年去世.

加纳出生的穆罕默德·沙布(穆罕默德Shaibu)领导着这个总部位于西雅图的乐队, Soyaya, 用吉他演奏, 动态和鼓, 活泼的声音. The music of Soyaya is a combination of Highlife, Palm Wine, and indigenous Rhythm and Blues. 穆罕默德经常演奏甘桑戈音乐 & 舞蹈、打击乐、吉他、打鼓(会说话的鼓). His renditions of children’s nursery songs on the talking drum delight audiences of all ages.

客人的艺术家

富易堂经常与来自许多国家的客座艺术家合作. Past productions have included collaborations with Achille Acakpo (Benin); Beatrice Aspirot (France); Joselito Atchade (Benin); Marthe Bolda (France/Cameroun); Naby Camara (Guinea); Sarah Carlson (USA); Lian Caspi (USA); Meg Cater (USA); Lora Chiorah-Dye (Zimbabwe); Thione, Mapathé and Gora Diop (Senegal); Thierno Diop (Senegal); Farko Dusomov (Uzbekistan), Jacky Essombe (Cameroun/Canada); Ida Faho (Burkina Faso); Stewart Frasier (USA); Jean-Michel Frenea (France); Michael Gotz (USA); Annabelle Gueredrat (Martinique/France); Cecilia “Cece” Gulley (USA); Carrie Lee Hansen (USA); Nailah “Oni” Harris (USA); Gina Jordan (USA); Rusty Knorr (USA); Hannah Kogan (USA); Karim Koumbassa (Guinea); Ben Leslie (USA); Khaleah London (USA); Deirdre Luvon (USA); Siya Manyakanyaka-Kelley (South Africa); Kathy Manyongo (France/Cameroun); Jimu Makarumbandi (Zimbabwe); Kane Mathis (USA); Bill Matthews (USA); Ana Montes (USA); Deya Nolan (USA); Nikki Pete (USA); Daniel Nery Dos Santos Filho (Mestre Pitta – Brazil); Fathiya Ritter (USA); Arturo Rodriguez (USA); Ab, Teo and Michael Shantz (USA); Rohiatou Siby (USA/Mali); Joshua and Heather Tallis (USA); N’Tifafa Akoko Tété-Rosenthal (Togo); Kayin Thompson (USA); Astou Top (Senegal); Modibo Traore (Senegal); Kevin Turner (UK) and Sakara Tyson (USA).

摄影师

富易堂 is deeply grateful for the talented photographers that we have had the privilege to work with. Most of these individuals have offered their services to us at reduced rates, making it possible for the public to appreciate 富易堂’s work through the power of photography. 其中包括:埃里克·斯图豪格, 克里斯托弗·纳尔逊, 艾德里安·麦克德莫特, 斯坦Staniski, 琳达·利文斯顿, Jannie安德森, 珍珠肖像, 南希·迈德维尔, 卡特里娜·达特内尔和帕特里克·麦肯.