Les Ballets Africains (Guinée)

Old footage of Les Ballets Africains. Founded in Paris in 1952, it’s composed of dancers and acrobats (athletes!) with a full band (balafon, percussions, Kora…) and djembefolas.

They’re still active, although less & less outside Guinea…

Here’s when they performed for the United Nations…

Originally shared by Djeli Moussa Diawara