Afua Kouyaté, is one of Seattle’s treasures, renowned for building cultural pathways for youth and families in African culture.
Originated from a big Griot family, “The Kouyates” of Guinea, West Africa.
This family has a big obligation for everyone. A big story of the Manding cultures of West Africa.
Husband, Aboubacar is an energetic composer and is currently creating music daily. He is an versatile artist who plays Balafone, African traditional drums; djemebe and doundoun), guitar, piano, trap drums and he is a professional singer.
Gnankoumandouwa is a traditional performance company of master drummers, dancers, singers and family members. Gnankoumandouwa is an intergenerational group for formation and connection about the west African traditional music, song and dance being offered at its best, based in Kankan, Guinea. It has expanded from an all family company to now for those of high artistic achievement and status within Guinea, West Africa.