Palaye Seck is a talented dancer, choreographer, performer, dance teacher and skilled craftsman - making and repairing drums - from Dakar, Senegal. He dedicated his life to promoting and preserving traditional African dance and music. Growing up in a culture that values ancestral traditions while still embracing modernity, Palaye has been able to develop a unique style that bridges the gap between past and present.
After losing both of his parents at a young age, Palaye began to make drums, however, his true passion was always dance. He trained and performed with many famous dance groups in Senegal, including Thiaroye Sur Mer, Mari Semel Ndiaye Group, Family Diallo Dance Group, and Were BA. He also competed in the national dance competition 'Oscar des Vacances.'
Palaye later founded his own dance company, One Heart Culture Dance Group, and moved to Gambia, where he and his group found success entertaining tourists and locals alike. He also danced with the Youssou Ndour Culture Dance Group while in Gambia.
In 2010, Palaye moved to the UK, where he continued teaching and performing traditional African dance and music. He has taught West African dance styles and has performed at various events nationwide, including African Beats Camp (ABC) and WOMAD. He also participated in the UK's TV show 'Britain's Got Talent' and has dazzled audiences with his spectacular shows.
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