Category : Featured

04 Nov 2013

Baloji – The Wizard of Congo

Photo credit: OSLO WORLD Oslo World Music Festival really scored with this one. On Thursday, October 31st the wizard [Baloji means wizard in Swahili] took the stage at Parkteateret scene. Baloji was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and moved with his father to Belgium at the age of 4. Even though living most of his life both in Belgium and France, he was always aware of his Congolese roots. In 2004, he quit music to focus on other […]

29 Oct 2013


Pleasant Conversation is, and has become one of Tabanka’s staple choreographies. It’s a chorography that speaks volumes, moves oceans and grabs your attention. Between the hypnotizing music and the grounded movement, the resistance and the strong body language, Pleasant Conversation is a piece that leaves you with an impression. A big one. Tuesday October 29th, dancers Aliochy Cabodevilla, Amie Mbye, Joel Ramirez, Lacky Mohamed, Luciano Wolman, Mercy Akadimah and Peal Tawiah will be performing Pleasant Conversation at Oslo World Music […]

17 Oct 2013

Annique S. Roberts (Outstanding Performer Bessies nominee) Chats with The Dance Enthusiast

A great article about one of Robert K. Brown’s dancers! “Roberts is currently a performer with Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company.  She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and graduate of Tri-Cities High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. She was a student at the Alvin Ailey School’s Junior Division and at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.F.A. in Dance from Howard University. Annique danced with Garth Fagan Dance and taught […]

07 May 2013

Tabanka Education x Oslo Streetdance!

We are proud to announce that Tabanka African & Caribbean Dance Ensemle is cooperating with Oslo Streetdance Academy to bring you the best within dance education. This has been a long time dream of ours to start exporting our knowledge as professional dancers to those who have ambitions of becoming so themselves! The varity of dance you will learn will be endless and there are two modules to choose from. If you want to be a dancer and performer this […]

10 Nov 2012

Tabanka + Body Shop

As our Opera show draws nearer and nearer, we have been blessed with another sponsor: THE BODY SHOP NORWAY! “We believe there is only one way to beautiful, nature’s way. We’ve believed this for years and still do. We constantly seek out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe, and we bring you products bursting with effectiveness to enhance your natural beauty and express your unique personality. And whilst we’re doing this, we always strive to protect […]

30 Oct 2012

Tabanka + gloMinerals = <3

Tabanka are proud to introduce to you the make-up moguls gloMinerals who have chosen to sponsor our show at the Opera! They have amazing products – and most imporant for us: they ahve wonderful make-up for dark skin. They have a wide range of shades – everything from Natural Fair to Cocoa Dark. We have used their make-up prior to being sponsored and have always been very satisfied with the results. It covers, is true to it|s shade and gives […]

22 Oct 2012


On Friday on primetime live televison, 6 of Tabanka’s dancers (Pearl Tawiah, Mercy Akadimah, Amie Mbye, Luciano WolmanWolman Michelle Luciano, Joel Ramirez & Aliochy Cabodevilla) had the privilage and honor to dance for Tuva from the Norwegian band Valkyrien Allstars on the TV-show ‘Stjernekamp’ (“star battle”) – which is a celebrity version of ‘Idol.’ The theme of the night was Norwegian folkmusic and reggae. Yours truly were invited to make a choreography for the Tanya Stephens song ‘It’s a Pity’ and […]

20 Oct 2012


Vi i Tabanka African & Caribbean Peoples Dance Ensemble har i snart 3 Ã¥r vært stolte av Ã¥ kalle Lebara vÃ¥r hovedsponsor. Som sponsor, har de  alltid vært en god støtte for oss og har blant annet sponset vÃ¥rt operashow ’Onl When We Dance – Aliv Till I’m Dead’ som gÃ¥r av stabelen 11. November. NÃ¥ har Lebara Mobile blitt til MyCall og oppdatert seg ikke med bare et nytt navn, men ogsÃ¥ en nyere, moderne profil med ny logo […]

31 Aug 2012

Soul Sessions Extended 2012 x Tabanka

  Soul Sessions is the largest dance event in Norway to date, and it starts TONIGHT! Soul Sessions Extended is a street battle in urban styles such as hip-hop, house, break & popping. This year is going to be bigger than ever with judges by the likes of Marjory (US/NYC), Storm (DE), Niako (FR), Wildchild (US/NYC), Franqey (FR) & Lamine (FR) who are major players in the urban dance community, winning and judging battles all around the globe. Yours truly, Tabanka African & Caribbean Dance Ensemble, […]

28 Aug 2012

Tabanka @ Summersplash 2012

  Earlier last week, Tabanka had the pleasure of  performing at this years Summersplash 2012, alongside other great artists, performers and dancers! The choreographies performed were: Bombastic (Aliochy, Luciano, Joel) Tik Tok  (Aliochy, Luciano, Joel) Rock the Boat (Camille, Mercy, Pearl, Amie, Nicole) Fast Talking, Slow Listening (Amie, Luciano) President (Amie, Luciano, Mercy, Pearl, Camille, Joel) Panic  (Amie, Luciano, Mercy, Pearl, Camille, Joel, Nicole) We most definitely had a blast performing for everybody who came out to RÃ¥dhusplassen that day and supported, […]