WONGAI! ANTA! ALLONS-Y! LET'S GO!
We are waiting for you to join us in the beautiful sunshine on the coast of Guinea! Whether this is your first time or you are experienced, we want to help make your next trip the best one yet.
2020 TRIP INFORMATION
Join us in Guinea in January 2020! We will be spending most of our time in suburbs of the Conakry and all stay together in a compound at which all drum and dance classes take place. Day trips are currently planned on weekends to Dubreka, the islands of Soro and Kassa, and the Madina market, but we can go to Kinda to the waterfall or Forecariah to the forest, the choice is yours! All meals are prepared fresh daily by Fode's family in our compound and we everything family style all together at the same time and table. (We are able to accommodate vegetarians!) Drum and dance classes will take place every day with artists from Ballet Gbassikolo in the morning and afternoon. We will occasionally go to dununba parties, marriages, or concerts, which will cut into class time or may cause cancellation of class(es) on a particular day. These classes will be made up on weekends or on off times when there is not a normal class scheduled.
Mon - Friday Daily Schedule:
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 - Drum Class
11:00 - 12:30 - Dance Class
12:30 - Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 - Drum Class
3:30 - 5:00 - Dance Class
7:00 PM - Dinner
We are paying close attention to the political situation in Guinea as the October 2020 presidential election approaches. We feel confident that the current situation is stable and safe enough to bring students in January 2020 but have not yet made plans for 2021 and will wait to do so until the election has taken place.
Download the 2020 flyer here to share with your friends and on social media!
KALOUM DJEMBE FESTIVAL
The festival "Kaloum Djembe " has taken place in Conakry every year since 2015 and is a brilliant and showcase of some of the many Guinean ballets and percussion groups, and particularly groups created in the Kaloum area. Students who travel to Guinea with us are invited and encouraged to perform with us! Drum and dance ensembles from around the world are also encouraged to reach out for performance opportunities!