Modern Manding Music & Dance
1st PRICE at SHARQ TARONALARI 2013
....international Competition Uzbekistan, UNESCO
& CREOLE Berlin-Brandenburg 2013
Percussion, Balafon, Dance
All musicians are from Burkina Faso, West Africa and use the rich cultural and musical heritage from the people of the Manding. LANAYA have a profound cultural and musical background and have managed to create a very own sound which is going far beyond the songs usually heard on African drum concerts. Performed are the world-famous, powerful and furious rhythms, songs and dances of the Manding Tribes: Bobo, Bissa and Siamou on the borders of Mali, Ghana and Ivory Coast. Even the music-instruments are respectively from those tribes and are normally not used together in a group!
The entire repertoire was arranged by own means and modern style elements. They manage again and again to interpret partly ancient, soft or powerful, sad or happy songs with harmonic grooving melodies and rhythmic African improvisations.
LANAYA regularly invites musicians and dancers as guest from Burkina Faso and are able to convince and delight the audience with their original way and complicity.
Bandleader Abdoul Aziz Sinka works with Interkunst.de, against violence & rassisme in schools and youth prisons.
He is also producer with AHOI of two festivals:
- WOKA KUMA, woka-kuma.de, Berlin Germany
- FESTICO, woka-kuma.de/festico, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso