Moustapha Bangoura


Guinean Moustapha Bangoura trained for 22 years with Les Ballets Africains, the world’s first African dance company and the national dance ensemble of Guinea. He teaches more than 60 traditional dances and is an official cultural ambassador for his country.

Riders Against the Storm


“Mission Accomplished,” was how Chaka felt when Riders Against the Storm (RAS) won the prestigious Band of the Year award at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. To have Hip Hop appreciated and validated by a bona fide music-loving community was exactly the purpose of RAS’ move to Austin in 2009.