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AFRICAN DRUM COURSE

With Mohamed Bangoura

$70 for 4 weeks or $20 per class

DounDoun Dance
7.30 to 8.30 pm
$40 for 4 weeks or $12 per class
Both Drum & Doundoun Dance $100 4 weeks

This course will explore songs and stories andthe deeper aspects of African village music We will create a performance on Friday 18th September

Mohamed Bangoura "Bangouraké" - Master Drummer and Teacher in traditional Guinean Music

He is described in Guinea as the man with “Hands of Fire”, “the Lion of Matam”, already regarded by many connoisseurs as one of the best amongst the Master Drummers of this world. His life totally dedicated to the music and his traditions, mesmerizing audiences with his out of this world skills, talent, power and virtuosity. Bangouraké is a true master through initiation and ability. These new workshops are based around Back to the Roots of African village music.

Mohamed was born in Guinea, West Africa in a village called Bourramya-Koubya. This village is a few hours north of the capital, Conakry. Mohamed started to play at the age of 5 years old and has always been surrounded by music throughout his life. Mohamed was a member of the international acclaimed "Percussion de Guineé" and other National Ballet Ensembles based in Conakry.

To be taught by this master is a must!!

@ St Columba Church 92 Surrey Cres

Four Weeks Thursday Nights 6 to 7.30pm 27th August to 18th September

$70 for 4 weeks or $20 per class

Contact: Jimi Dale 846 9663 or 021 123 2037 Beginners Welcome Drums provided

African Drum & Dance Workshop

with Mohamed Bangoura

“In Wellington”

Location and Schedule:

10.30am - 1.30pm
Drumming @ Community Music Junction
Level 1, 4 Hopper St

2.30 - 5.30pm
Drum Song and Dance @ Webb St Dance Studio
22 Webb St

Prices:

Whole Day: $70 Advanced Booking
Concession $50 Advanced Booking
Full price $80 or $ 60 concession

Half Day: $35 Advanced Booking
Concession: $25
Full Price $40 or $30 concession

Booking: Julian Raphael @ Community Music Junction 04 802 5398 or 021 0767570

African Solstice Celebration

with Mohamed Bangoura, Tamani, Special Guests

Interactive & Creative Music, Stories & Dance
from the villages of Africa

@ Blockhouse Bay Boatclub Endeavor St Blockhouse Bay

Friday 18th September 7.30pm

$15

Infoline : Jimi Dale 021 123 2037

HAND DRUMMING CLASSES

With Jimi Dale

Jimi has been teaching African style hand drum courses in Auckland since 1995. These classes are using djembe drums from West Africa. These classes are suitable for beginners and more advanced Drummers. We will explore rhythms from Guinea, Ghana and some ceremonial music from Zimbabwe. We will learn songs rhythms and dances during this course and explore different techniques for improving your dexterity on the drum, as well as explore improvisation on the drum. No experience necessary Just a willingness to learn and have fun
There will be a chance to learn some African dance

@ St Columba Church, 92 Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn.

THURSDAY NIGHTS Thursday 25th September to 30th October 2014 6pm till 8pm

COST: $20 per class

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: PH. JIMI 846 9663 or 021 123 2037 Drums Are Supplied “Rhythm is the pulse of life if your heart is beating you can drum”

 

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