TROUPE AMAGABA

AMAGABA TROUP

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Founded in 2003, the TROUPE AMAGABA is a cultural club whose
members come from all parts of the country, they are also of all kinds;
men and women. It is also internationally recognized as one of the most
emblematic and respected groups on stage today. On the menu, we
produce traditional songs, practice folkloric dances, play drums, organize
outings in the interior of the country and in the sub-region. We also
perform public and private ceremonies. We also work to promote culture
as a vector and tool for peacebuilding. We sing about peace and love for
all, advocating reconciliation and peaceful coexistence throughout the
world.
During our 17 years of experience, the TROUPE AMAGABA has won
several awards such as in 2008,2009,2010,2012,2013 and 2014, it was
awarded ""Group of the Year"" at the AKEZA Traditional Music Awards, won
in 2018 and 2019 the first prize in the folk dance competition. In January
2020, we received the most prestigious award in the category ""Best
Musical Performance"" with the song VUMERA. Every season we
participate in many concerts across the country and we also perform in
International Festival of East African Countries and Pamoja Music Festival.
Our group is well recognized in the region because they play at events,
weddings, folklore events and cultural celebrations. It is made up of
talented artists who are professionals in the art of drumming, dancing and
singing. It's beautiful to see for all audiences. We also mix local culture
with the rhythms of African dances.

NGENDAKUMANA GERVAIS

Ngendakumana Gervais's work as a choreographer, dancer and thinker brings together contemporary, traditional dance, choreography for social good and a commitment to justice and peace. He is the creator of ADT's signature movement vocabulary and the principal architect of the company's choreographic methodology focused on justice and the Burundian community. He is the recipient of the 2011 Humura Choreography Fellow, the 2012 and 2021 Umutoni Choreography Fellow, the 2016 Joyce Award, the 2018 UBW Choreographic Center Fellow, the 2019 Dance/Africa Artist Fellow and the 2019 A. P. Amakungu Award. P. Amakungu Award 2021. P. Amagara in 2021. His work has toured from East Africa to the Kenya International Performing Arts Festival, Kenyan Territories (2018), Crossing Boundaries Festival, Ethiopia (2015), Harare International Dance Festival, Zimbabwe (2013), New Waves Institute of Dance and Performance, rwanda (2012), Aavejak Avaaz Festival, India (2018), and Ocean Dance Festival, South Africa (2019). National tours are mostly held in Bujumbura (Burundi) at the John Micombero Arts Center, Dance Place plaza, Muyuki Arts & Cultural Center and Painted Bride Theater. In response to the amahasa Cities Uprising (2020), he created the Kumukari (Relationship-making) Healing Movement series with a special invitation to BIPOCC women and women healers. Gervais's a dance professor at the University of Burundi where he teaches courses in dance studies and contemporary practice.