With a long line of performing artists behind him, music and dancing was always an integral part of life and has surrounded him since birth. The griot's duty is to keep culture, bear news, tell stories, entertain and educate their people just as the many generations before them have done.
Batch has danced in music videos and at concerts for some of Senegal's leading singers, including: Youssou Ndour, Baha Maal, Cheikh Lo, and Coumba Gawlo. Batch came to Eurioe as a dancer with the hit show Afrika! Afrika!
Since settling in the UK, Batch has worked as a dancer as well as a singer with the Batch Gueye Band.
Batch's energy as a dancer is a vibrant and colourful as the patchwork clothes of his BayeFall people. Like his music, his dance style is a collection of both traditional and modern African cultures, and his combination of strong and fast movement promises to be a striking display.
Now, to share his culture with the rest of the World, Batch offers dancing, chanting and drumming workshops were you can share his knowledge and enjoy with the Senegalese and African culture and rhythms all together! Here are some examples:
Batch Gueye is a West African Griot, bringing his traditional music and dance from Senegal to the World.
Watch some videos down here:
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