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MANDING JATA has presented thousands of educational concerts for young audiences internationally.

The Manding Empire Revealed transcends colonial borders to profile the cultural legacy of this great civilization.

If you are interested in receiving a password to download the Manding Empire Revealed Study Guide please contact Rex Chequer at rex@mandingjata.com.


“The gold standard for all our performing arts objectives.”
Denyse Murguia, Performing Arts Coordinator Fort Lauderdale/Broward County

“Oh my gosh !  In 24 years in education, this has been
the best visiting artist event we have ever had.”

Sherri Marceau, Principal Alan Shepard School, Davenport, Iowa

“No other group has been this successful in impressing an understanding
of diversity and the individual potential to be all that one can be.”

Eric Hall, Executive Director Gulf Coast Marine Institute, Bradenton / Sarasota, Florida

“Mesmerizing… your performance was one of the finest
I’ve seen in 30 years of Youth In Arts performances.”

Teresa Redinger, Founder Youth In Arts, San Raphael, California

“An awesome cultural arts show that stunned our kids and adults…
the best I have ever seen.”

Dr. Natalie Kagan, Principal Pineshadows Elementary, Houston, Texas

“I cannot state strongly enough how valuable this program was…
one of the best we have ever offered.”

Sonya Ryhal, Assistant Director Springfield Arts Council, Ohio

“Seldom, if ever, in my thirty years in schools, have I seen an audience as mesmerized and excited by a performing group. A superb performance!.”
Diane Kikkert, Principal Morley Elementary, Burnaby, British Columbia

“a visually spectacular experience.”
Stacie Sanders, Youth & Family
Program Director The Artcenter, Carrboro, North Carolina

“The [National Theatre] was filled with shouts and screams of excitement as MANDING JATA thrilled students and teachers.”
Barbados Advocate (re: Youth Outreach)

“Incredible… I got all tens on the evaluation forms. I could hardly get from one place to another the next few days for all the teachers stopping me to say how great the show was.”
Jinny Janzen, Coordinator – Cultural Enrichment Committee Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“The most spectacular cultural event our district has ever hosted…
exquisite… sensational… amazing! I would highly recommend MANDING JATA.”

David Nicholi, Principal Queen Charlotte Secondary, British Columbia

“Off the chart, 12 out of 10.”
Nikki Giachetti, PAC MCDougal Middle, Carrboro, North Carolina

“Without question, this was the best performance for schools that I have seen. A joyful magical musical experience.”
Joan Hollick, Principal Fairburn Elementary, Victoria, British Columbia


Manding Jata | The Lion of Mali - exceptional artists from an extraordinary culture

Rex Chequer, Box 2567 MPO, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6B3W8 | Phone: (604) 720-4067  | Email: mandingjata@gmail.com