Catherine Veilleux B. Ed.

Catherine holds a university degree in education and was a teacher for twelve years. She learned West-African percussion and dance from different master drummers in Canada, the United-States and Guinea West-Africa and she has taught West-African percussion since 2005.

From 2002 to 2009, Catherine was a founder, artistic director and artist for Yayé. She is also a co-founder and has been a djembe soloist for Cobra du Mandingue, a professionnal drum and dance company 2009 - 2019. 

Her career takes another turn when producing the documentary BADERA in 2019 and L'appel du djembé, hoping to bring Guinean artists to light. 


Realisation and production of the documentary film: L'appel du djembé (not available online yet)

Realisation and production of the documentary film:  BADERA

TEDxGatineau:"Les joies du djembé"

Publication of the book: "Journal d'une djembefola".