My Guinea Experience....My trip with Dounia Djembe to Guinea was all I expected. Experience Africa with Dounia Djembe formed memories that I cherish every day. Our hosts, Manimou and Jessica were very attentive to all our needs and beyond.
Be ready for an experience of a lifetime.... Don't hesitate, just go for it... It will give you a new take on life and you'll come back a changed individual.
My experience in Africa was the best experience possible because of who Manimou is; his character, his personality, he is a high quality person. His connections in the community and his integrity facilitate the experience. The dance was phenomenal; all the teachers were extremely helpful and communicative. All the people associated with Manimou and Ballet Saamato are extremely reputable, they have an ancient connection with high quality, soul-level music and dance.
The first time I went to Guinea I was with Manimou, it was very eye opening. It was an opportunity to understand the life of artists living in Conakry, it was very personal, it meant alot to me on many levels. Admire their work and it motivates me to study harder and be stronger than I knew I could be.
It has deepened my involvement as well, I have started doing several projects to give back.
Manimou organized my second trip and I look forward to my third trip with him and Jessica in 2015!