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Full Day African Drum and Dance Workshop

Full Day African Drum and Dance Workshop

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  • Sat 19 Sep ’15, 10:00am – 5:00pm


Celebrating Age Centre, 30 Victoria St, Hamilton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Dance and drum class entry: $86.50

This workshop will explore rhythm and dance and the deeper aspects of African village music We will work towards creating a performance on Saturday 19th September.

Mohamed Bangoura "Bangouraké" - Master Drummer and Teacher in traditional Guinean music

He is described in Guinea as the man with “Hands of Fire”, “the Lion of Matam”, already regarded by many connoisseurs as one of the best amongst the Master Drummers of this world. His life totally dedicated to the music and his traditions, mesmerizing audiences with his out of this world skills, talent, power and virtuosity. Bangouraké is a true master through initiation and ability. These new workshops are based around back to the roots of African village music.

Mohamed was born in Guinea, West Africa in a village called Bourramya-Koubya. This village is a few hours north of the capital, Conakry. Mohamed started to play at the age of 5 years old and has always been surrounded by music throughout his life. Mohamed was a member of the international acclaimed "Percussion de Guineé" and other National Ballet Ensembles based in Conakry.

To be taught by this master is a must!

The workshop will be on Saturday September the 19th at the celebrating age centre from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Drums are available to use for the workshop.

Door sales also available on the day.

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