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Explore new rhythms! In this 1-day intensive, students will proceed to learn various West African rhythms and how to play the Djembe, Dun Dun Sangban and Kenkeni. This intensive is open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced musicians.
Dates: July 24th
All sessions will be held from 11am to 5pm at our main space around the corner of Times Square.
Wula Drum and Dance Ensemble is proud to be performing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
A large group, led by M'Bemba Bangoura, will perform as a featured act at the 40th anniversary Dance Africa program.
Come see us May 26th-29th, with 5 performances to choose from!
To get tickets, visit the event website.
We love raising money for Africa - a great cause!
The Wula Performing Ensemble for this event:
Hasan Bakr- Percussion
Famoro Dioubate - Balaphone
Abdoulye Toure- Djembe
Scientists have not yet been able to find a cure for Djembe Fever.
We strongly recommend NOT coming to the drum and dance classes, presented by M'Bemba Bangoura and Michael Markus across the U.S. on this Spring tour - it is highly likely that contact with these classes will infect anybody who is new to drum and dance, and it can dramatically intensify the symptoms of those who already have this highly contagious illness.
Read more to find out where these highly dangerous classes will be taking place
The music for this album is traditional, "old school" Bambara-based djembe music. These arrangements were put together by master drummer Aruna Sidibe. He plays and is joined by his students and other musicians. The style is noticeably different than the one played by younger drummers or the "young gun" arrangements, the style currently favored in Bamako, for example.
Everybody loves dundun dance, but dunduns are typically too small to get a comfortable striking angle. Wula's new Sangban for Dance are built extra tall so you can play comfortably while standing up, and focus on the dance moves! These large Sangban also sound great in a regular dundun ensemble. Wula also makes sticks that are just the right weight and size for dundun dance.