Musical Director Of Jeh Kulu
Since coming to the U.S. Ismael has worked with some of the worlds most outstanding musicians both as a performer and a recording artist. These include Ron Brown, Sekouba Camera, Kemoko Sano, Youssouf Koumbassa and Vermont’s own Trey Anastasio of the band Phish. He regularly travels withing the U.S. and internationally. He has been to Sweden to work with Matimbo and to new Orleans to play with Mariama Curry’s Dance Company. He regularly attends conferences in New York, Florida, and Colorado to teach and perform. Ismael is also a recording artist and has played on CDs with many West African Artists.
Ismael currently lives in Burlington VT with his wife and fellow Jeh Kulu Drummer Autumn Bangoura. He is the father of three beautiful children, Khadija, Ibrahima and Gracie. He arranges the music for Jeh Kulu dance and Drum Theater, provides live music for dance classes, and teaches regular drum classes in BristolVermont.