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Djembe and Sabar Drum and Dance Workshop in Senegal

With the Diop Family
December 29, 2014 - January 10, 2015
Come for 1 or 2 weeks!

 

 


 

 

Teachers' Biographies

Badou, Ibou, Adama, Djamil, Cheikh, Djim, and Ouzin Diop and family

The Diops are all famous and virtuoso percussionists. From the well known family of Sabar griots “Sing Sing Rythmes”, they have preserved their people's traditions for centuries through the drum. Drumming is in their blood. They learned to play the DunDun, Djembe, and Sabar from the time they could walk and grew up playing together. As adults, they toured the world with various Senegalese national ballets. When the brothers unite, the percussion reaches an infectious level of synchrony that will move you from deep within.

The oldest from the family of seven internationally recognized musicians, Badou is often considered one of West Africa’s Djembe greats. He taught his younger siblings all that they know. His younger brother, Ibou, is admired internationally for his fast hands.

In addition to drumming, Adama was a dance choreographer for Ballet Silimbo in Ecole des Artes. He began teaching students from Europe in 1990 and has been performing and teaching throughout the US since 1999. He is currently the director of Diop Percu International School of African Music and Dance in California.

Cheikh currently lives in Holland, where he teaches 100 plus drum students, accompanies during dance lessons, and plays in many different groups all over Europe. He now directs his own group: DIOP PERCU.

Djamil, an ingenious Dundun player, residing in San Francisco, California, where he teaches percussion for all ages, plays for dance classes, and performs in shows and music festivals. He is a patient teacher, good at helping students feel the tempo.

Hailing from a long line of traditional musicians, the Diops are connected to the top dancers in Senegal. They will bring in several Master dancers who live in Dakar and have performed extensively with National Ballets to teach dance class. Music and dance is always evolving at its source, and those living in Senegal will be able to teach the latest moves and rhythms.

 


Weekday Schedule

 Morning Wake up & breakfast
 Late morning Percussion class for all
 Afternoon Lunch
 Early evening Dance class (or drumming for dance class)
 NIght Dinner, relaxing, live music, etc.

There will be no classes on the weekends.  Weekend excursions can be arranged upon request. Senegal has many beautiful spots to visit. (Weekend excursions are not included in the workshop price.)


Join this beautiful percussion/dance trip to Senegal

Book now for this trip.  

 

12/29/14-1/10/15

Price for 1 week = $700

Price for 2 weeks = $1300

50% deposit due by September 15

$50/week discount if deposit paid by August 31

$50/week discount for groups of 3 or more

INCLUDED

EXCLUDED

  • 5 drum and 5 dance classes per week
  • All meals (home cooked Senegalese cuisine for lunch and dinner)
  • Lodging
  • Djembe and Sabar final dance party
  • Airline ticket. You must arrange this yourself. Try kayak.com and click that your dates are flexible. Cheaper fares are generally available if you travel on week days, Tues-Wed.
  • Weekend excursions

 

ESSENTIAL PREPARATIONS

Vaccinations: Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, DTP (Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio), Malaria medication.

In San Francisco, call 415.554.2625 to set up an appointment for shots at the Department of Health's Adult Immunization and Travel Clinic.

Suggestions of what to bring: Mosquito-net, anti-mosquito spray or cream, sunscreen, hat/viser, medication for fever, diarrhea, headache, etc.

 

More info and registration:

 Djamil Diop: tel. 415.410.6854 / jamildiop@gmail.com / facebook djamil diop

 Adama Diop: tel. 760.650.9610 / ibrafallpeople@yahoo.com / facebook adama diop

Ousmane Gueye: tel. 510.712.2301