CV

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Professional Experience

08/2014-Present
Oklahoma Arts Council, Teaching Artist on the State Roster

As a result of Arts Council Publicity, he has done work for Oklahoma City Ballet, Bishop McGuiness High School, University of Central Oklahoma, and a wide array of social and professional organizations.

11/2016-Present
Sarkeys Athletic Center, University of Oklahoma: Maintenance Assistant

Responsibilities include replacing light fixtures, repairing and maintaining fitness equipment, supervising and training student workers, cleaning and maintaining the building facilities, working cooperatively with other staff members.

01/2019-Present
Music Department, University of Oklahoma: West Africa Percussion Instructor

Teaching West African percussion. Course content includes three rhythms from the Susu and Malinké ethnic nations in Guinea and Senegal. Students learn the drum rhythms, songs, some dances as well as information about other indigenous African instruments

Educational Background & Artist Training

2011-2012
Brevard Community College Electrician's Program

Certificate of trainng completion--year one

1986-1992
Electrician Apprenticeship

Under Master Electricians Ousmane and Ibrahim Toure in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa 

1997-2002
Bougarabou Group Leader

Leader of professional West African performance group in Dakar, Sengal. Led group on tours to: Japan, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Australia and Switzerland. 

1984-1991
Troupe D’Enfants of the Republique of Guinea
(Children’s Troupe of the Repulic of Guinea)

Trained for seven years as a professional dancer and drummer.

Graduation 1989
Lycee Matam (Matam High School), Conakry, Guinea, West Africa

Skills 

Languages Spoken
English, French, Susu, Wolof, Malinke, Peul

Awards

Brevard Community College
Participation in MLK Jr. Day Celebration
Roy Allen Elementary School
Volunteer teaching of drumming and dancing to students