Fedouà El Attari is a poet and cultural curator. With studies in architecture, museum design and installation, she is a curator and cultural promoter of meetings and activities in museums, as well as in educational, socio-urban and editorial settings. She founded the project PoeTerapy: la parola come cura all’ascolto: poetry is an empathetic vehicle of knowledge, participation, indictment and freedom, the voice of people across the world who express, protest and share common ethnic, linguistic and emotional aspirations and symbols.
Magatte Dieng, who was born in Dakar, is a musician and percussionist. He comes from a large family of griots – the storytellers, entertainers, musicians and artists of Senegalese society who still hand down their culture orally. He promotes a number of projects in the world of music and is the founder and artistic director of the Associazione Culturale Tamra. He organises festivals, events, shows, and African percussion and dance courses in clubs and schools in Turin.
Elena Russo is a kora player and artisan luthier. After studying the piano for many years, she devoted herself to the study of African percussion instruments and later to playing the kora, a traditional plucked string instrument of the Mandinka ethnic group, which is mainly played by the griots. Over the years, Elena has acquired a passion for creating her own kore, n’goni and djembe instruments. She holds courses, conducts kora workshops and is a street artist.