Seguenon Afro Beat
Seguenon Kone is an artistic director, traditional african dancer, choreographer, acrobat, fire-eater and multi-talented instrumentalist who has mastered the balafon, doundoun, djembe, atougblan, shekere, ahoco, ark, castanets and flute. He is the artistic director of le ballet ivoire spectacle, a west african drum and dance ensemble performing at special events and conducting drum and dance workshops throughout the United States. Prior to coming to the United States in 1998, seguenon toured the United States with afric a zolou, an ivorian dance company. In 1987 he formed the group le ballet ivoire spectacle, creating and producing several original productions including 'la foret aux masques sacres' which toured in Liberia, Togo and Benin, west africa. As a former member of the national dance company of ivory coast (ballet national), seguenon performed in all company productions,touring west africa, europe and Mexico. Credits 2000-2001 toured nationally with grammy award winner jimmy buffet with balafon and djembe performances.