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is an essentail and vital member of West African dance community. Mama Nzingha Camara is a living legend. If you have never had class with her, it's time you woke up! #DjanjobaLA2018 #dance #instructor #livinglegend #allrespectdue #getready #blackhistorymonth #MandeCulture #hawt #alltheswag #AfricaInAmerica #floatingschedule #westartontime
Nzingha Camara's career as an educator, artist and choreographer spans over three decades, from the shores of West Africa, traveling across the Caribbean through Europe and finally the United States. She was one of the first Americans to study under the National Ballets of Senegal and Guinea when company members initially settled here in the early 60's and 70's and she has gone on to teach some of the most prominent dancers around the country. Nzingha has performed, appeared, and choreographed movies and televisions shows such as Poetic Justice (1992), The Color Purple (1986), Roots II The Next Generation (1979), King Kong (1976), A Different World (1992), Frank's Place (1988), The Hardy Boys (1977), The Charlie Parker Story (1988), Martin (1999), The Baron (1993), Cold Dog Soup (1989), First Family (1980), New Attitude (1989), etc. Her roster of music videos include Quincy Jones and Siedah Garrett (1990), Barry White (1988), Earth Wind and Fire (1983), Lionel Ritchie (1983) and Harlem Place Mobsters (1993) to name a few. Nzingha choreographed the 1984 American Music Awards, the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, the 1990 Nelson Mandela Celebration, the 1990 Annual Aids Benefit with Dionne Warwick, the 1990 Motown 30 Special and a handful of others. Nzingha was nominated for the Lester Horton Distinguished Teacher Award in both 2000 and 2001 and received the Soka Gakkai International USA Liberty Award as well as numerous other accolades for her dancing.
Nzingha herself studied dance from the age of eight before traveling to West Africa to study with the National Ballet of Guinea (Le Ballet Africains). She has performed globally with her 14 member drum and dance company, Le Ballet de Kouman Kele and in regional events such as the African M