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Les Ballets Africains

de Keita Fodéba

Productions

Palace Theatre, 1956

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Palace Theatre
First performance: Wednesday 28th March 1956

CharacterPlayed By
Part One
1. The Call Of The Tom Tom
Leading Tom Tom PlayerTraore Dougoufana
2. The Mask Dance by Keita Fodéba
The BrideMassaba
Witch DoctorDynah Mockey
Witch DoctorBari
Witch DoctorGonkoua
The BridegroomManika
3. Niyo
None listedNone listed
4. The Hunters' Return by Dynah Mockey
The HunterManika
ApprenticeJacouba
ApprenticeBari
ApprenticeMamoudou
ApprenticeGonkoua
5. Malissadio
SingerKandia
6. Enian-adje by Dynah Mockey
The Evil SorcererSylla Mariki
The Witch DoctorJacouba
The VictimAmina
7. Doctori
SingerMadiana
8. Mindiani by Kayah Marof
DancerFanta Dialy
9. Miwela
None listedNone listed
10. Bassikolo by Bari-Jacouba
DancerBari
DancerJacouba
DancerManika
DancerMariki
Acrobatic DancerLoba
Acrobatic DancerYeo
11. Toubaka
SingerKandia
12. The Water Carriers by Raphael
None listedNone listed
13. The Fire Dance by Keita Fodéba
DancerManika
DancerJacouba
DancerBari
Fire EaterMariki
Fire EaterCamara
Part Two
14. Toutou Diara
Cora PlayerBakary
Cora PlayerDaouda
Singer and guitaristKandia
15. Meni by Bari and Jacouba
The half-casteBattily
Her motherMadiana
Master of CeremonyJacouba
16. Kalekato
None listedNone listed
17. Zangbeto by Koyah Marof
The Police ChiefManika
The Young GirlLeila Mondor
18. Pestle And Mortar a poem by Diop Issa
Poem recited byDiafary
Cora playerBakary
Cora playerDaouda
19. Dounoumba by Kanté Facéli
Young girlFanta Dialy
Young girlMassaba
Young girlDiawara
YouthBari
YouthGonkoua
YouthJacouba
Solo DancerFaceli
20. Kamambourema
SingerKandia
21. Rejoicing by Dynah Mockey
None listedNone listed
22. Aloa
None listedNone listed
23. Oulousso-don by Diafara
DancerSisoko
DancerDiawara
24. Boundessa
Cora playerBakary
Cora playerDaouda
DancerFaceli
25. Kawa by Kanté Facéli
Principal DancerFaceli
26. Nina
SingerKandia
27. The Market by Keita Fodéba
Acrobatic DancerLoba
Acrobatic DancerYeo

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