(Sow-beh-tea Gee-oh-mahn-day) native of the Ivory Coast in West Africa, is a professional drummer and dancer and has been performing since he was a child. He has been a member of Ballet National de Cote d'Ivoire, Kotchegna Dance Company, and has been featured with many troupes in NYC and around the US. These days, Sogbety spends most of his time performing solo and conducting workshops in schools, libraries, festivals, and community events all over Ohio and surrounding areas.
Recent Feedback From Schools
"What a fun lesson! Students were very engaged with the African drumming, and Sogbety was very animated and exciting. I would love to have him back for workshops in the future. We are an arts school, so everything he did related with our program. I was pleasantly surprised that he incorporated dancing in the lesson. The students have definitely been talking about the experience in a positive light."
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