Mamadou Seyba Traoré is a director, writer and poet.
Born in Dakar on July 2, 1949, Mamadou Seyba Traoré studied at the University of Dakar, at the National Institute of Arts of Senegal (current National School of Arts of Senegal) and at the Superior Institute of Arts of Spectacle of Brussels.
He has to his credit several creations by Senegalese, African and diaspora playwrights, especially Aimé Césaire (Une Saison au Congo) and Maryse Condé (Mort d´Oluwemi d´Ajumako).
Mamadou Seyba Traoré is a founding member of the Troupe Le Nouveau Toucan, an award-winning troupe at the Premier Festival de la Francophonie in Nice. He is also Former General Secretary of the Daniel Sorano National Theatre, former Director of the Senegal National Orchestra.
Mamadou Seyba Traoré is a temporary professor at the National School of Arts of Senegal.
Bibliography: Les p’tits gars de l’école du chemin des avens (Roman Ed Maguilen, Dakar 2010); D’ors et de plomb (poésie, Editions Maguilen, Dakar 2017); Banlieue Blues, (folkrap) (poésie, Ruba Editions, Dakar 2O18); Gorée l’ultime retour (poésie, abis éditions, Dakar, 2020).