Nigui Saff K-Dance is the originator of the Mapouka--Mapouka Originale("Originel"). They take their name from their village--Nigui Saff-- the loci where the dance was perfected decades before the arrival of the French. Their music is a symphony of traditional drums and stirring vocals. Their dance-- primordial movement--a cool mist of African essence. Nigui Saff is a group of superb musicians and dancers, ready to perform at cultural centers or part of the international summer stage in any cosmopolitan city in the United States, United Kingdom or Canada.
In 2002, Nigui Saff K-Dance received the International Music Award for best African Dance and Music in South Africa. The award was presented to the group by Michael Jackson and Nelson Mandela.
Mapouka and especially Nigui Saff has reinvigorated Ivorian as well as West African music-culture. See what this group is about. Observe the way they transport their audience to the traditional times of the Avikam villages. Pure, rhythmic, exotic--beautiful--this is the Mapouka of Nigui Saff K-Dance.