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Sani Abu Mohamed Allen
Sani Abu Mohamed Allen is a dance instructor and choreographer, with years of experience in costume design and cultural attire. He began performing and touring at the age of 15 with Benin City's Uyi-Edo Dance Theater Troupe. He spent seven years in New York performing and teaching with leading dance companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Company, The Seventh Principle, Michael Mao Dance Company, The Brighton Ballet Theater in collaboration with the Moscow Ballet, Zawadi African Dance Company and Sankofa Dance Theater to name a few. In April 2005, Sani moved to Toronto to start ijo vudu! a traditional African dance company and Sani Abu School for African and Contemporary Dance. He has been actively teaching and performing traditional drum rhythms, social dances and cultural history of his homeland Nigeria. Sani obtained an Artist-Educator Foundation Certificate through the Ontario Art Council and The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Sangele Traditional Head-wrap Workshop


Everyone: FREE
Saturday, August 12
South Lawn Tent
Sunday, August 13
South Lawn Tent

Learn the creative art and cultural traditions of SANGELE, traditional African head-wraps in this workshop led by Sani Abu Mohammed of ijovudu Dance Company. In the African continent head-wraps have many different styles, materials and tying techniques and are a symbol of beautification for any special occasion.

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