Interview with Hamidou Koivogui, June 8, 2017

Project: African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Hamidou Koivogui was born in the village of Kaipelta, Guinea. He began dancing and drumming with friends and soon won contests against other villages and then progressed to the city of Macenta and the capital Conakry where he became a member of the National Ballet of Guinea. He traveled several years with the Ballet throughout the U.S. He spent five years in New York and several years in Cincinnati teaching West African dance and drumming before moving to Louisville in 2014 where he lives with his wife and two children.

Interview Accession

2017oh378_aitb043

Interviewee Name

Hamidou Koivogui

Interviewer Name

Jack Wilson

Interview Date

2017-06-08

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Koivogui, Hamidou Interview by Jack Wilson. 08 Jun. 2017. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Koivogui, H. (2017, June 08). Interview by J. Wilson. African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Koivogui, Hamidou, interview by Jack Wilson. June 08, 2017, African Immigrants in the Bluegrass Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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