Epizo Bangoura

Abdoulaye EPIZO Bangoura is one of Africa's leading percussionists and dance tutors.

A former member of the famous FATALA & KOTEBA ensembles of the Ivory Coast, West Africa, Epizo lived in both France and the USA before moving to Australia and has now added Japan to his list of residences. Performing for over twenty years, Epizo has also toured the world extensively, playing alongside such great artists as SALIF Keita, MORY Kante, DOUDOU N'diaye Rose, Mark Helias, Abdullah Ibrahim, Don Pullen, Ed Blackwell and Papa Ladje Camara.

Epizo is an exceptional tutor and is known for his exuberant choreographies, distinctive style and intricate movements. Often combing traditional with contemporary, he has worked with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as conducting Drum & Dance intensives across the globe.

EPIZO immortalises his culture through his songs, music, dances and ancestral traditions and customs.

WHEN: Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd October

  • Beg/Int Drum: Saturday 11am - 12:30pm
  • Beg/Int Dance: Saturday 12.30 - 2pm
  • Advanced Drum: Friday 6 - 7.30pm
                             Saturday 3 - 4.30pm
  • Advanced Dance: Friday 7.30 - 9pm
                              Saturday 4.30 - 6pm

WHERE: Dancehouse - 150 Princes St., North Carlton
: $25 per class (10% discount for 2 or more classes)

For bookings/info please contact Mel on 0449 906 405