WELCOME TO AFRICA Study djembe and dunun drumming with balafon in Africa with masters of the craft in a true cultural and musical immersion. DrumConnection of Boston, MA is hosting an unforgettable journey to the birthplace of the djembe. In this two to four week trip (10-day and 2-weeks, 3-week options available) you will study drum and dance, attend festivals and celebrations, learn about the country and its people, and discover the magic that is Africa. We will be based in Conakry (the Capital) and Oroko, WADABA's village close to Mali, West Africa.). We will be guests in an African village, where we will enjoy comfortable accommodations, exquisite African and European food, and the hospitality of the African people.
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About DrumConnection DrumConnection, New England's premier hand drumming school, has served the rhythmic community for over 30 years. We offer excellent djembe and dunun instruction for everyone, from private and group classes to workshops and performances. We treasure our close ties to Guinea, West Africa, and honor the teachers who have shared their music and traditions with us. In association with Famoudou Konate, Mamady Keita, "Wadaba", Sayon Camara, Fode Konate, Nansady Keita, Bolokada Conde, Namory Keita, Issa Coulibaly, Moussa Traore, Abou Sylla, we are pleased to bring you the rich musical heritage of Africa, the birthplace of the drum and the magic balafon. Join us!
"Thank you Alan! This trip was the most exciting thing I've ever done in my life. I can't believe how life-changing it really was and I have you to thank for that. Everything was run so perfectly even though it was in Africa. The people there are amazing with so much love and giving both ways. I really can't thank you enough. I hope everybody has a chance to do what I did. I could've never done this on my own that's for sure. Thom, Boston