& Mélanie Delva & Mathieu Quertinmont
@Centre Culturel de Namur
Babacar Diop, Senegalese musician, will hold djembe workshops at the Cultural Centre of Namur in Namur.
Babacar Diop aka "Bouba", 36 years old, is originally from Senegal and is a resident of the center Le Bocq (Belgian Red Cross).
He plays the djembe, the calabash and sings since the age of 7. With his neighborhood band, he was part of the national orchestra of Senegal that accompanied the sports teams during competitions in Africa (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Mali, Tunisia) as well as in Russia.
Since he arrived at the center, he has been giving djembe lessons to their young residents as well as to other children through the non-profit organization "Je nage dans le bonheur" located in Florennes, "Arbre de Noël". He also participated in a project of musical awakening with people with reduced mobility.
Actress, educator and cultural mediator.
Trained at the Royal Conservatory of Liège in dramatic art. Mélanie has been acting professionally for 15 years and at the same time transmits her passion for the performing arts to young people by giving numerous workshops on acting, body and voice to children, teenagers and adults.
In 2015, she joined the team of the Cultural Center of Namur as a cultural mediator.
"I'm no longer on the boards but right next to them. I like working for art and culture, creating links, meaning, questioning and engaging possibilities".
Coming from the associative world, where he worked with foreign people or of foreign origins, in particular at the Center of intercultural action of Namur and the Center of Mediation of the Travellers and the Roma in Wallonia.
His different professional experiences have allowed him to develop a sensitivity and a way of approaching and understanding other cultures.
For the past 6 years, he has been working at the Cultural Center of Namur, where he is in charge of welcoming people from different backgrounds and communities. This function allows him to combine his approach to a particular and varied public to culture.