|Djembe Kan "The sound/voice of the Djembe"|
Djembe Kan has been founded by master drummer Mohamed Bangoura "Bangouraké" and Freddy Poncin. Djembe Kan is an organisation dedicated to Djembe drumming and promoting the traditions and culture from Guinea in West Africa.
Mohamed Bangoura "Bangouraké" - Master Drummer and Teacher in traditional Guinean Music
He is described in Guinea as the man with “Hands of Fire”, “the Lion of Matam”, already regarded by many connoisseurs as one of the best amongst the Master Drummers of this world. His life totally dedicated to the music and his traditions, mesmerizing audiences with his out of this world skills, talent, power and virtuosity. Bangouraké is a true master through initiation and ability.
Mohamed was born in Guinea, West Africa in a village called Bourramya-Koubya. This village is a few hours north of the capital, Conakry. Mohamed started to play at the age of 5 years old and has always been surrounded by music throughout his life. Mohamed was a member of the international acclaimed "Percussion de Guineé" and other National Ballet Ensembles based in Conakry.