Bamidele Dancers & Drummers Dancers & Drummers Born Away From Home to Bring Us Back Seku Sylla
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Company Profile
The Bamidele Dancers & Drummers (BDD) are art educators, composers, musicians, dancers and choreographers from Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean who are dedicated to the preservation of African and African rooted cultures through dance, music and song. Members have expertise in African, Caribbean and Brazilian culture.

The company has presented concerts, lecture demonstrations, workshops and classes for student and adult audiences in colleges, Universities, and theatres throughout the United States, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Europe and Africa. In 1996 the BDD were selected to appear in print ads for the State of Massachusetts in conjunction with the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. The company was selected "World Beat Group of the Year" for the Massachusetts Pioneer Valley in 1993. They were selected to perform for Nelson Mandela in 1990 and have performed with folk singer Pete Seeger. The BD&D appeared in the filmed attraction "Secret of the Luxor Pyramid."

BDD are on the roster of the Mass. Cultural Council and have been on the roster of Young Audiences of Mass. since 1987. For scheduling school programs in Massachusetts please call Young Audiences at (617) 629-9262. For scheduling school programs outside of Mass. and for workshops, concerts, or lecture demonstrations in Mass. and beyond please contact the BDD.

The Bamidele Dancers & Drummers, Marilyn Middleton-Sylla, Director • Sekou Sylla, Artistic Director • Phone USA: 413.386.2768