Green Festival Speakers

Osseynou Kouyate


Ousseynou Kouyate comes from a long family line of Griots or storytellers of history. The family's lineage starts in Mali and expands to Senegal, West Africa where he and his twin brother, Lassana, were raised and learned their family's history through song and dance. Ousseynou has toured all over the globe as a lead dancer with the National Ballet of Senegal and various famous African Artists such as Yousour Ndour, Ami Koita and Baaba Maal, to name a few. Along with performing he teaches beginning to advanced dance West African dance for children and adults. Ousseynou's flair has amazed many audiences with spectacular highimpact dance movements and traditional African melody. He is known as an array of cultural history and superb musical talent.