As in the Manding tradition of "Fa Kae" --that which is
passed down from fathers through the generations -- Bintou
Kouyate, born in Washington, DC, is the youngest of her siblings and performs professionally, continuing the cultural and musical path of her family as a dynamic dancer, singer, educator and performing artist of Manding traditions. The 150th generation of the Kouyate lineage of her father, Diali Djimo Kouyate, Bintou performs with Farafina Kan, Memory of African Culture/The Kouyate Family and teaches children and adults for various community organizations. She has toured and studied internationally in Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Gambia and Colombia, South America. Bintou Kouyate is a Licensed Massage Therapist practicing in the DC metropolitan area and also is pursuing a degree in Business Administration at the University of the District of Columbia.
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