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Kadodo West African Drum and Dance Retreat

Kadodo West African Drum and Dance Retreat

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  • Thu 26 Oct ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri 27 Oct ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 28 Oct ’17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 29 Oct ’17, 9:00am – 12:00pm


Little River Campground, 287 Okuti Valley Rd, Little River, Banks Peninsula



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $362.25

Come along to a weekend of drum and dance workshops. You will be amazed by the energy of Kofi Shabba, Kofi Kunkpe and Koffie Fugah - three master drummers and dancers from Ghana. This will be a special chance to learn from the best, regardless of whether you are new to West African drum and dance or have lots of experience.

The cost for this extra-long-weekend of drumming and dancing will be $300 for early birds (until the end of July) or $350 (thereafter). There will be no day-rates or discounts for attending only part of this retreat. Please come along for the whole time so that you can make the most of this incredible opportunity.

This cost does not include accommodation, which you can arrange with the Little River Campground (www.littlerivercampground.co.nz 03 325 1014) where they have camping and limited cabins available. There are other options for accommodation handy to the campground too. Also, please bring your own food.

To confirm your booking or for any other information, please contact Koffie Fugah:
021 02680964 africandrumanddancenz@gmail.com

While they are in New Zealand in October, Kofi Kunkpe and Kofi Shabba will be performing around the South Island, alongside Koffie Fugah. Look out for more information about their shows and be sure to check them out.

About the Masters:
Kofi Shabba is a professional dancer and drummer from Ghana. His experience in both traditional and modern dance has seen him performing and teaching around the world since 2004. Currently, he is based in Australia where he shares his love of dance, drumming and culture through workshops and performances throughout Australia with African Star Dance and Drumming.

Kofi Kunkpe is an educator and multi-instrumentalist from Cape Coast in Ghana. This drumming master has travelled throughout Ghana, Burkina Faso, and New York impressing audiences with his outstanding skills. Since 2012, he has performed and taught extensively throughout Australia in schools, universities, at private functions, major festivals and events. Passionate about his culture, Kofi Kunkpe enjoys working with all ages and abilities.

Koffie Fugah is a professional African drumming and dance instructor and performer. Growing up in Ghana, where traditional music and dance was part daily life, he undertook professional African dance and drumming training in Accra, the capital of Ghana. He has taught and performed African dance and drumming for 15 years both in Ghana and abroad. Since 2013, Koffie Fugah has been based in Dunedin, travelling New Zealand sharing his energy and passion for traditional West African drum and dance with drumming groups, workshops and performances nationwide.

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