Alhassan “Sana” Bangoura

Alhassan “Sana” Bangoura (doun doun) is lead dancer and choreographer for Duniya Drum and Dance. He comes from a family of traditional drummers and dancers in Guinea, West Africa. Sana began his drum and dance training in 1999 as a member of the company Wassasso, based in the capital city of Guinea, Conakry.

In this company, under the direction of current Ballet Africains dancer, Sorel Conte, Sana rose to the position of Principal Dancer, and in 2001 took on the role of Assistant Director.

In Minnesota since 2015, Sana now does school residencies and performances with Duniya Drum and Dance, and teaches community dance classes for adults.

Alhassan "Sana" Bangoura