1990- 1994 Troupe Federal de, Conakry III- National Ballet, directed by Sekouba Westero, Guinea 1987- 1990 “Ballet Djoliba” – National Ballet, directed by Frankis Magloire Camara, Guinea. 1984- 1987 “Ballet Silimbo” – National Theatre of Dakar, directed by Lansana Dioubate Fatou N`Diaye, Senegal. 1977- 1983 “Konkoure Bamba” – Troupe Federal de Conakry II – National Ballet, directed by Karamoko Sekouba Camara, Guinea.
1999- 2013 Booker T Washington, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. December, 2010 World Festival of Black Art and Culture in Senegal, West Africa – Amphibian Stage Production Jumbie Fort Worth 2010 Present: Moussa Diabate’s Kakilambe– 1999- 2007 Unity Community African Dance Ensemble of Camden, NJ 1998 Khamisi Dance and Drum Company, Cincinnati, OH 1996 UCLA Pan African Film Festival opening, as choreographer, Los Angeles, CA 1985- 1988 Theatre National, Ballet Silimbo, “Fangama” Directed by Lansana Diabate, as choreographer, Dakar, Senegal. 1995 New York Public Theatre, “Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk”, directed by Savian Glover, Produced by George C. Wolfe, as assistant choreographer. New York, NY
Selected U.S. Appearances
1999 23rd Season Anniversary, Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Dallas, TX – The Animal Kingdon and Epcot Center, Orlando FL – 1998 Ethnic Dance Award, Hostos Center for the Arts, Bronx, NY – 1998 Black Academy of Arts and Letters in “The Africans”, Dallas, TX – 1997 Brooklyn Academy of Music in “Geography”, New York, NY directed by Ralph Lemon and produced byYale Repertory Theatre and 651, An Arts Center at BAM as dancer, drummer and singer. Yale Repertory Theatre in “Geography”, New Haven, CN. – The University of Texas, Performing Art Center in “Geography”, Austin, TX – Duke University, Institute of the Arts in “Geography”, Durham, NC – State Theatre in “Geography”, Minneapolis, MN — 1995 Delacorte Theatre in “The Tempest” featuring Patrick Stewart, directed by George C. Wolfe for the New York Shakespeare Festival, produced by New York Public Theatre as drummer, New York, NY — Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway in “The Tempest”, New York, NY Symphony Space in “Dankarafule 19995” a tribute to Papa Ladji – Camera presented by Kewula Kamara, as drummer, New York, NY.
2010 World Festival of Black Art and Culture a.k.a Fresman in Dakar Senegal, West Africa –2007 Toronto International Association of Black in Dance —- 1996 Tokyo, Japan, Session Theatre in “A Dream” directed by Kaoru Imeda, produced by Wongai, as choreographer and drummer Okinawa, Japan, Okinawa City Center in “A Dream”. Miyako Island, Japan, Hirara City Center in “ A Dream”. Fukuoka Island, Japan, Ohnojou City Center and Yukuhashi City Center in “A Dream”. –1991 Conakry, Guinea with “Konkoure Bamba” for the Centennial of the City of Conakry, as dancer. 1989 Paris, France, “International Parade of the Champs Elysees – Bicentennial of the French Revolution”, with “Ballet Djoliba” produced by Jacques Lang, Ministre de la Culture, as dancer. — 1988 Bissau, Guinea Bissau. “Independence Day Ceremonie”, with “Troupe Federale de Conakry ll”, Official Ceremony for Independence Day, as dancer. — 1984-1987 Dakar, Senegal, with “Silimbo”. Celebration of yearly championship for Paris-Dakar Motorcycle Rally, as dancer.
Djely Moussa Diabate has also performed as a Griot, dancer, drummer and balafon player in traditional ceremonies throughout West Africa.
1999-2013 Dallas, Texas Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Art.
1997-1999 New York, NY, Abizaid Arts Studio – Dance Ethnic Dance Award, Bronx, New York, Hostos Center for the Arts Diabate Tour – Dundunba Festival, Republic of Guinea, 3 weeks intensive Dance and Drum workshop Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Dallas, TX, Dance Yale School of Drama, New Haven, Conn, Dance Community Center, Lexington, New York, Dance and West African Mythology Dance Complex, Boston, Mass, Dance Hirara City Center, Myako Island, Japan, Dance Dance Academy, Los Angeles. CA, Dance Dance West, Boulder, Colo, Dance West African Mythology Diabate Tour, Republic of Guinea, Dance, Drum and West African Mythology Duke University, Durham, NC, Dance Wellness Center, Minneapolis, Minn, Dance and Drum El Puente Academy, Brooklyn, NY, Lecture and Dance demonstration
Recordings, Radio, TV Appearances
2006 PBS Barney and friends with Booker T Washington High School – Barney Went to Kenya, with African Dance Ensemble of BTWHSVAP
CD “Fore Fote” Mohamed Lamine Dibo Camara, Chorus- drummer CD “The Tempest” for WCBS, drummer Sound track for the movie “Congo” Directed by Frank Marshall, drummer CD “Wali” for M’Bembe Bangoura, drummer Radio and Television of Guinea with “Konkoure Bamba”, Guinea 1991, interview, dancer “RTG” with African Style de Guinea, Guinea 1991, dancer Antenne 2 with “Djoliba” France 1989, dancer Radio and Television, with Wongai, Japan 1996, dancer Austin Radio, Austin TX, interview, singer, for “Geography” Good Morning Texas, channel 8 “Juneteenth” 2007