2015 ADV will re-open its festival door in a fabulous new location in the heat of Scotland. New concepts and fresh ideas with bring the birth of another chapter in African cultural arts.
We have had 10 incredible years of laughter, tears and friendship, incredible artists, like Famoudou Konate the Zawose family, Jally Kebba Suso, Seckou Keita, Nansady Keita, Chartwell Dutiro, Grassroots, Mocolou Sawane, Ali Bangoura, Baba Kone, Babacarr Dieng, Pap Dieng, Issa Sawane, Sens Sanga, Iya Sako, Koulaty Kabo, Anna Mudeka, Awa Goudiaby, Idrissa Camara, Malo Sonko, Karim Mbaye, Ibu, Denise Rowe, Baka Beyond, Samba Sene, Ben Laurence, Tanante, Kakasitsi, Mohamed Gueye, Andy McLaren plus an incredible crew of helpers not to mention Fabian and Heathers brilliant food. Apologies if I have missed your name...
We hope to make ADV 2015 a special occasion with the start of a new era.....
African drum village in scotland, was amazing, great people, great teachers, great workshops, great performances- C.S
It may be called African Drumming Village... but it is soooooo much more than just a week of drumming - F.M
Im still very much trying to recover. What a fab time, I feel so lucky!!
amazing time...with beautiful friends, old and new...seriously good music, dancing, singing, partying....... utterly excellent! :-) - I.R
Was just fantastic this year especially singing with Grassroots and Chartwell and Denise Rowe ;-) - M.B
I now feel normal ....it will take me the rest of the year to become abnormal ! E.F
African Drum Village Was Grrreat! Abaraka, Jerejef, Ngiyabonga!
Music by kind permission of Seckou Keita taken from the SKQ Album 'The silimbo passage' track Dingba Don info at www.seckouketia.com
Watch a short video about the festival made by Angus council in 2008