Djembe Fever Tour II - Return of the Slap

 

 

Drum Classes and Dance Classes


Taught by Master Drummer and Dancer M’Bemba Bangoura from Guinea, West Africa

Guinea has many parts with many different styles of drum and dance. Growing up in Conakry, M'Bemba was exposed to all of these styles in the cultural melting pot of the city. By the age of 21, he was an acclaimed and accomplished drummer and was invited to play for Ballet Djoliba, the National Ensemble of Guinea. After playing with Djoliba and other groups in Guinea for 13 years, M'Bemba moved to the US in 1992.

M'Bemba travels the world performing, teaching, and sharing his love for drum and dance. Now he is coming to a city near you! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from M'Bemba and his trusty sidekick, Michael Markus. Michael, president of Wula Drum and creator of the Wula Drum and Dance Retreat, is known as a great teacher himself.

Learn more about M'Bemba->

 

With Michael Markus

As a musician, artistic director and educator, Michael Markus has spent over twenty years performing, teaching and studying West African, Afro-Cuban, and American styles of drumming. Along with a BFA in percussion, he has mentored with accomplished master indigenous artists and travels often to Guinea to learn more.

Michael is a visionary and charismatic teacher of drum and dance workshops throughout the United States and Canada. Michael has co-produced and released a CD of his previous group, Magbana, as well as a series of 11 educational percussion CDs, plus a DVD of master drummers from Guinea.

Learn more about Michael->
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Class Descriptions

Djembe/DunDun Class with M’bemba Bangoura

A lively, fun, and supportive atmosphere creates a great learning environment for African drumming. Students are taught the correct sounds and technique of the djembe, as well as specific accompaniment rhythms and even learn solo phrases. Students will get the history, cultural significance, and traditions of the music and its people and leave with a solid feeling of a specific rhythm from Guinea, West Africa.

DunDun Dance

Play the Dundun and dance at the same time! Each student plays a dundun (bass drum) while learning steps and fun choreographed movements. It is powerful as the class moves in unison and power of the dunduns shake the walls. This class is a movement class, however not as strenuous or aerobic as a dance class, and is great for all levels, beginner to advanced.

African Dance

Come learn the graceful, energetic dances from Guinea, West Africa. Live drummers accompany the class, connecting the beat to the dance to create an incredible feeling. You can get the rhythm in your feet first, before incorporating the movement through the whole body. Great for all levels, absolute beginner to advanced.

Let’s all join together and celebrate the power of the drum and the movements it inspires! A facilitator will help guide you but improvising is welcomed as it is all about self expression. Drummers are encouraged to learn the dance, and vice versa!

 

We're bringing lots of Wula instruments and other merchandise


If there is a drum or accessory on the website that you like, just let us know and we'll bring it to you (free delivery!).
Contact us at sales@wuladrum.com

 

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Buy Tickets Here

Tickets

Feel free to look at the details for each stop, and then click "Register Now" to pop back up to this part of the page. When you buy a ticket here, your name is added to a list that we'll bring to every class - we'll just look you up!

  • Simply pick the class you want to attend from the list and add it to your cart.
  • "2 Tickets/Any Class" means exactly what it says and counts for two tickets for a specific location and day. Just show up with two people to one class, or show up to both classes yourself.
  • You can add multiple classes, or a combination of classes and drum rentals to your cart.

Rentals

  • You'll need a djembe to take the drum classes. Dunduns are provided for the djembe/dundun classes.
  • To take the "Dundun Dance" class, you'll need some kind of dundun or sangban to play while you dance.
  • In the menu, select which class you want to rent a drum for.
  • If you select a drum class, we will bring a Wula djembe for you to play in the class.
  • If you select a Dundun Dance class, we will bring a Wula sangban for you to play in the class.
  • If you like the drum and decide to buy it, we'll take of your $5 rental fee from the purchase price.

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Tour Stop Details

Southold

Date

Friday, May 11th

Location

The Giving Room
56215 Main Rd
Southold, NY 11971

Classes & Events

  • Open Level Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    6:00-7:30
  • Open Level African Dance - $25
    7:30-9:00
  • Both Classes - $40
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Both Classes for $40 (Save $10)


 

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New York

Date

Saturday, May 12th

Location

Wula Drum
35-18 37th Street
Astoria, NY 11101

Classes & Events

  • Open Level Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    12:00-2:00
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Classes are downstairs on basement level

 

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West Orange

Date

Saturday, May 12th

Location

West Orange Arts Council
551 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ 07052

Classes & Events

  • Open level Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    5:30-7:30

 

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Easton

Date

Sunday, May 13th

Location

Burton Hall
1071 State Route 40
Easton NY 12834

Classes & Events

  • Community Lunch Pot Luck - Bring Food -
    11:30-12:30
  • All Ages- Free Family Drum Class - Free!
    12:30-1:15
  • All Ages - Free Family Dance Class - Free!
    1:30-2:15
  • Adult & Teens Djembe/Dundun Class - $15
    3:00-4:15
  • Adult & Teen Dundun Dance - $15
    4:30-6:00
No Online Tickets

 


You must register by Monday, May 6 for early bird pricing in the Adult and Teen Drumming and/or DunDun Dance Classes! Email or call Chelsie at chelsie@ruralsoul.com or 518-531-8828 to register.

 

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Boylston

Date

Monday, May 14th

Location

Bay Path Barn
119 Central St
Boylston, MA 01505

Classes & Events

  • Open Level Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    6:00-7:30
  • Open Level Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    7:30-9:00
  • Both Classes - $40

 

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North Adams

Date

Friday, May 18th

Location

Design Lab
49 Main Street
North Adams, MA

Classes & Events

  • Open Level Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    6:00-7:30
  • Open Level DunDun Dance - $25
    7:45-9:15

 

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Ithaca

Date

Saturday, May 19th

Location

Southside Community Center
305 S Plain St.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Classes & Events

  • Youth 7+ Drumming - FREE CLASS - $0
    10:30-11:15
  • Youth 7+ Africa Dance - FREE CLASS - $0
    11:30-12:15
  • Open Level Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    12:30-2:00
  • Open Level Dundun Dance - $25
    3:00-4:30
  • Open Level African Dance - $25
    5:00-6:30
  • Pot Luck Dinner/Presentation - Question Answer w/ Mbemba & Michael - $5
    7:00
No Online Tickets

 

*Youth Classes are FREE
*Any 2 Classes - $40 (Save $10)
*All 3 Classes - $65 (Save $10)



 

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Kingston

Date

Sunday, May 20th

Location



Classes & Events

  • Open Level Djembe/Dundun Class -
  • Open Level Dundun Dance -
No Online Tickets

 




 

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Milwaukee

Date

Thursday, May 24th

Location

Ko-Thi Dance Company
3203 N. Downer Ave. Room 256
Milwaukee, WI

Classes & Events

  • Open Level African Dance - $15
    6:00-7:30
No Online Tickets

 

Pay at the Class


 

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Plymouth

Date

Saturday, May 26th

Location

Wild Rose Moon
115 N. Michigan St. (downtown)
Plymouth, IN

Classes & Events

  • Open level Djembe/Dundun Class - Cost TBD
    12:00-1:30
  • Open level Djembe/Dundun Class - Cost TBD
    2:00-3:30
  • Open level African Dance - Cost TBD
    4:00-5:30
  • Performance - $15
    7:00
No Online Tickets

 




 

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Forest Park-Chicago

Date

Sunday, May 27th

Location

Intuit Dance Studio (in Studio #2)
7515 Madison St.
Forest Park, IL

Classes & Events

  • Open Level Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    11:00-1:00

 

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Chicago

Date

Sunday, May 27th

Location

Muntu/Le Bagatae African Dance
3035 N. Hoyne Ave. Hamlin Park District
Chicago, IL

Classes & Events

  • Open Level Dance Class - $15
    3:00-4:30
No Online Tickets

 




 

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Chicago

Date

Sunday, May 27th

Location

The Stude
1648 W. Kinzie
Chicago, IL

Classes & Events

  • Beg/Int. Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    6:00-7:15
  • Int./Adv. Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    7:30-8:45
Register Now

 

Both Classes for $40 (Save $10)
No physical sign for the Stude, its just what we call it!

 

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Chicago

Date

Monday, May 28th

Location

The Stude
1648 W. Kinzie
Chicago, IL

Classes & Events

  • Open Level Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    Time TBA
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No physical sign for the Stude, its just what we call it!

 

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Kalamazoo

Date

Wednesday, May 30th

Location

Rootead
1501 Fulford St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Classes & Events

  • Djembe/Dundun Class - $20
    6:00-7:30
  • African Dance Class - $20
    7:30-9:00

 

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Flint

Date

Friday, June 1st

Location

Flint Institute of Music
1025 E Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Classes & Events

  • Youth Djembe Class - FREE
    4:15-5:30
  • Youth & Adult African Dance Class - FREE
    5:45- 6:45
  • Adult Djembe/Dundun Class - $20
    7:00-8:30
No Online Tickets

 




 

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Indianapolis

Date

Saturday, June 2nd

Location

Libada Dance Company
609 E 29th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Classes & Events

  • Youth Drum -
    10:00- 11:00
  • Youth Dance -
    11:00-12:00
  • Djembe/Dundun Class -
    2:00-3:30
  • African Dance Class -
    4:00-5:30
No Online Tickets

 




 

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St. Louis

Date

Sunday , June 3rd

Location

UMSL Arts Administration Building
St. Louis
MO 63121

Classes & Events

  • Djembe/Dundun Class - $25
    3:30-5:00
  • African Dance - $25
    5:30-7:00
  • Both Classes - $40

 

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Lemoyne

Date

Tuesday, June 5th

Location

Studio Solomon
310 S. 10th street
Lemoyne, PA 17043

Classes & Events

  • - $25
    6:00-7:30
  • - $25
    7:30-9:00
  • Both Classes - $40
Register Now

 

Both Classes for $40 (Save $10)


 

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