Mao zybamba

Mao Zybamba, a multi-talented artist hailing from Burkina Faso, has made an indelible mark on the world of performance with his eclectic range of skills. As an accomplished actor, poet, songwriter, and storyteller, Mao has captivated audiences across the globe with his engaging stage presence and unique artistic vision.

Having honed his craft in French-speaking countries throughout Europe, Mao has become a sought-after performer in the world of children’s entertainment, where he seamlessly weaves together music, storytelling, and design to create truly unforgettable experiences for young audiences.

However, it was upon his arrival in Sweden over a decade ago that Mao’s creative journey took an unexpected turn. Intrigued by the country’s rich folk music tradition, he began to explore the unique sounds and rhythms of Swedish culture, ultimately discovering a passion for the nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish stringed instrument.

With the support of renowned musician Erik Widerberg, Mao set about building his own nyckelharpa, a project that not only allowed him to immerse himself in the intricacies of this fascinating instrument but also led him to become a valued member of the esteemed “Harpolirarna” in Eslöv.

Despite his newfound love for Swedish folk music, Mao has never forgotten his roots, and his deep connection to the music and culture of his homeland remains a constant source of inspiration. As a skilled player of the n’goni, a traditional West African stringed instrument, Mao has used his talents to spread the joy of music and storytelling to children and young people across the world.

Indeed, Mao’s commitment to inspiring and engaging young audiences is perhaps his greatest passion. With his infectious enthusiasm and boundless energy, he has become a beloved figure in the world of children’s entertainment, touching the hearts and minds of countless young people with his unique brand of creativity and joy.