You will be coached in djembe and dunun drumming by Famoudou Konaté and other teachers of his choice. We expect there will be beginners (those who don't really drum but want to - and under 1 year of study. There will be intermdeiate drummers (2-6 years of study) who are very comfortable learning in a quicker paced environment. And we expect many advanced drummers who want to be elevated to very advanced drummers by Famoudou and his staff. Many professional djembefola come to study with Famoudou as well. Many have dreamed of this and this is the year to get with Famoudou!
Depending on the size and abilities, we may split into 2 or 3 groups and rotate among the teachers. Once we get there, it will all be determined for the best learning experience for everyone.
Many griots will stop by and offer their songs and chants. Specialists in dance and drumming may stop by to offer their rhythms or solo phrases. Expect the unexpected!
Remember, whether you are just starting your drumming career or a very seasoned pro drummer, you will be taken to new heights and enjoyment with your instrument! This is an amazing trip in many ways. We are thrilled that you know you want to go with us!
If you never studied with Famoudou directly before, THIS is your time to do so. Ask anyone who knows, when you study with Famoudou, your playing changes, your sound changes and you understanding of what you are doing on the drums expands like tenfold!
BEGINNERS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME!