Ballet Djelia Kadi is an energetic West African drum experience led by Dramane Kone, a third-generation master drummer and griot (traditional storyteller) of Burkina Faso, West Africa. Joined by lead drummer David Hilal and a troupe of professional drummers, dancers, stilt walkers and acrobats, Ballet Djelia Kadi provides an unforgettable show!
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What to Expect
Ballet Djelia Kadi highlights not only the amazing talents of Dramane Kone and David Hilal, but an ensemble of other professional musicians and dancers as well. Look for the "Djelia Kadi" playlist on the "African Drums OC" channel on YouTube for videos from recent performances at corporate events, celebrity fundraisers and more!
Set length and number of performers can be tailored to accommodate any venue, budget or theme.
Instruments: Djembe, Dunduns (base drums), Balafone, N'goni, Kora
Performers: Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Acrobats
Ballet Djelia Kadi was established over 15 years ago by Dramane Kone, a third-generation master drummer and griot (traditional storyteller) from Burkina Faso in West Africa. Dramane began learning to play percussion instruments at the age of 3. He has toured Europe and the United States, and played with musical legends Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Shakira and Herbie Hancock.
David Hilal joined Ballet Djelia Kadi in 2007 as a lead drummer. An accomplished musician and vocalist, David has studied and performed with internationally renowned grand master drummer Mamady Keita and now teaches drumming at his recording studio, Sound Connected.
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