OUR STORY

We take you on an inter-cultural journey to the heart of West Africa.

Borenya West African Drum and Dance honors the authenticity and integrity of West African performance arts. Bringing the music and dance of Africa to people of all ages, Borenya shares its knowledge and appreciation of these traditions. By celebrating these beautiful and ancient art forms with our students and audiences we are sharing a connection to a cultural history that has existed since the beginning of humanity.

OUR TEAM
Darren 'Bibi' Gilley

DIRECTOR / ANTHROPOLOGIST

 

Aissatou Diallo-Gilley

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

 

Djafard Sylla

TRADITIONAL DANCER / PERCUSSIONIST

Oumou Diallo

DANCER

Falaye Bailo Balde

BLACKSMITH / DRUM BUILDER

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The djembe does not see gender, age, race or color. 

We believe that the djembe the sees our hearts. . . teaching us about ourselves.

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