Anssumane Sillá

A distinguished African-born dancer, drummer, and choreographer, Anssumane Sillá, a Guinea Bissau native, began performing at the age of 11 and danced professionally with the National Ballet of Guinea Bissau for almost 20 years. He moved to Philadelphia in 2008 and since then has toured the U.S. with the Voices of Africa Drum Ensemble, choreographed for the Kùlú Mèlé African Dance Ensemble, and teaches numerous workshops and classes on both traditional West African and contemporary dance styles.

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