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West African Traditional Drumming and Dance Workshop

West African Traditional Drumming and Dance Workshop

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  • Mon 21 Nov ’16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Tue 22 Nov ’16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Wed 23 Nov ’16, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Thu 24 Nov ’16, 4:00pm – 10:00pm


Princes Gate Hotel, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird 10 spaces: $80.00
  • General Price 20 spaces: $100.00
  • One day drumming & dance: $30.00
  • Two days drumming & dance: $60.00


The Rogue Stage

Join Robert Koffie Fugah for 4 days of hands-on instruction and learn a West African Drum Rhythm and a West African Dance Routine.

Workshop Description: This is a 2 hour Drumming and Dance Workshop provides the opportunity to experience the healing power of the Ancient African rhythms with a unique style of guided facilitation using songs, drumming and dancing from West Africa especially from Ghana. Come and experience self-transformation facilitated by Robert Koffie Fugah.

- Day 1: Arrive at 6 pm to meet everyone, class starts at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Instruction - beats, rhythms, and coordination.
- Day 2: Class starts at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Instruction - concepts of the song, rhythms, basic dance moves.
- Day 3: Class starts at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Instruction - integrate dance, song, and rhythms, practice the routines.
- Day 4: Gather at 4 pm to rehearse and prepare for concert - hosted at The Monarch 7 pm to 9 pm.

Bring your own drum or hire from Koffie, fees apply.

$80 for full course, 4 days - Early bird price available for the first 10 spaces.
$100 for full course, 4 days - General price, for the remaining 20.

More about your instructor, Robert Koffie Fugah:
Koffie Fugah is a teacher and performer of African drumming and dance. He is from the Abor village in the Volta Region of Ghana where music and dance are integral to life. He studied and trained in drumming and dance in Accra, Ghana. Robert has taught African drumming and dance for over 15 years in schools and to expatriates,both in Ghana and abroad.

He moved to Otago New Zealand in 2013 and has developed a reputation as a talented and hardworking teacher facilitating workshops and performing across the country. Robert has been a featured performer for African Day in Wellington, Special performance at Parliament House, Prana Festival Coromandel, Luminate Festival Takaka, Evolve Nelson and the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the U20 Soccer World Cup, NZ, Guests Performer on What Now Kids Show on TV2.

Learn more about Koffie and his work at the website. Yexoese Traditional Dance and Drum School.

How to book: Buy tickets online at www.theroguestage@gmail.com or email - theroguestage@gmail.com.

Please note: Special consideration for unwaged and low-income attendees. Please contact me directly for 'Sponsored Placements' thru email or phone - 02102381057.

Accommodation for out of town attendees: Please contact Princes Gate at info@princesgate.co.nz or phone 073481179 to book a room. Plenty of options!

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