Guinea Dance and Drum Tour 2018

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Idrissa Camara invites you into his home for an unforgettable journey into the heart of West Africa. Guinea – magical place with a huge dose of music, dance and the essence of West African culture. You will have the opportunity to participate in many dances and percussions workshops with the best local musicians and dancers.

4th-18th of February 2018

Join a 2 weeks DANCE, MUSIC and CULTURAL journey through the beautiful West African country of Guinea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6eOFJT8UKs

We will arrive in the city of Conakry, which is bursting with djembe and musical energy! The streets are alive with drumming, as spectacular dance troupes are immersed in rehearsals and performances throughout the city. We will spend time with these troupes, training in energetic Guinean movement.

First we will travel to the beautiful Bel Air, with its untouched stretch of 7 km beach. This beach is mesmerising, and a paradise for those who love beaches due to the amazing weather and clear blue water.
Our dance and music training will take place in a relaxing compound, beside the beach. We will have villa accommodation, with room sharing.

Throughout our stay, we will have twice daily dance classes with Idrissa Camara and highly skilled local dance teachers. Each afternoon we will hold djembe drum workshops, working with a local drumming troupe, supported by master musicians.

Whilst staying in Bel Air we will make an excursion to the village of Boke. Boke is a within the Baga region. The Baga being some of the most artistically prolific ethnic groups in Africa and creators of the revered Nimba mask. We will also take this opportunity to visit the beautiful Batafon River, surrounded by palm trees and lush green forests.

Our journey will continue on the most spectacular part of our stay, Kassa Island. Without doubt Kassa is one of Guinea’s most beautiful wonders. Kassa is a short boat ride
from Conakry where you can relax on the unique red sand and enjoy the local fishing community whilst also taking trips into the city to experience first hand the incredibly vibrant dance culture of the capital Conakry.

We will celebrate our final weekend in true Guinean style with a Dundunba street party. Get your solo’s ready!

General Information

February 4th to February 18th 2018

Daily Schedule

9am-11am Guinean Dance Masterclass
12.30-1.30pm LUNCH
1.30pm-4pm Djembe Workshop with local master drummers
4pm-6pm Guinean Dance Masterclass

* Monday – Saturday, excluding travel days.

Price

If deposit paid BEFORE 15th of October 2017
TOTAL EARLY BIRD PRICE
DANCE ONLY £675
DANCE & DRUM £800
DRUM ONLY £550

If deposit paid AFTER 15th of October
FULL COST
DANCE ONLY £725
DANCE & DRUM £850
DRUM ONLY £550

£200 non-refundable deposit is required.

FULL PAYMENT to be received by 15th of January 2017.

**Packages include twice daily dance classes/dance and drum, room & board, three meals a day, airport ground transportation, and accommodations. Package does NOT include airfare or visa fees.
EXTRA COST- Trip to Boke and Dundunba party

booking and more information contact nimbaworkshop@gmail.com

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