Seckou Keita: Djembe
Iya Sako: Djembe, Dundun
Mocolou Sawane: Serouba, Djembe
Chartwell Dutiro: Mbira
Jally Kebba Suso: Kora
Awa Goudiaby: Cassamance Dance
Bruce Ncube, Gumboot dance & singing
Kakasitsi: Drumming, Chants and dance from Ghana
More to follow soon
(subject to change)
Drumming (classes from total beginners to advanced drumming)
Djembe Goblet shaped drum the premier drum of west Africa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djembe
Dun Dun Bass drums in drum ensemble http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunun
Sabar Pegged drum from Senegal played with hand and stick http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabar
Serouba Small pegged drum from Cassamance played with hands and / or stick http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001166242807
Solo drumming techniques
Dance Traditional dances taught from various parts of Africa e.g. Zimbabwe, Gambia, and Senegal. Classes will be available for all abilities. There will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor dancing.
Song Singing will be an integral part of the festival, with traditional songs from Africa. All levels will be welcome.
M’bira The instrument of the Shona people from Zimbabwe. Emily will take you through notation, and the meanings behind the tunes and songs of the m’bira. From beginners to advanced levels. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbira
Kora Jali Kebba Suso will be teaching this wonderful 21 stringed harp / guitar like instrument. All levels catered for in limited class sizes.
Kirin Split log drum played with sticks
Bolon Large Calabash/gourd with long curved neck holding 3 or 4 gut strings anchored to the top of the calabash. Thumbs play the strings and they in turn resonate producing the deep bass sound of the bolon.
Hosho small seeded gourd shaker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosho_(instrument)