Duniya Drum & Dance
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June 2017




10th Annual Fakoly Drum & Dance Project
Hosted by: Fode Seydou Bangoura
An authentic, culturally immersive experience into the world of traditional West African drum and dance. The workshop offers hand drumming and dance classes for the community at any level and any age; beginner through advanced. Instruction is provided by professional master drummers and dancers from Guinea, Ivory Coast and Haiti who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge of traditional percussion and movement.

Drummers: Fode Bangoura, Mandjou Mara, Mangue Sylla, Bolokada Conde, Abou Sylla (Balafon)
Dancers: Sana Bangoura, Mouminatou Camara, Youssouf Koumbassa, Djenane St Juste, Vado Diomande, Naby Bangoura View Artist Bios
Location / Show Tickets Complete Schedule *subject to change Registration / Lodging
Workshop Location
University Of Minnesota
Show Tickets

Saturday June 17th
8:00pm Performance "Wali" (endure)

Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Show Tickets
Dance Class Schedule

Friday June 16th
5-6:30pm Mouminatou Camara
6:30-8pm Naby Bangoura
8-9:30pm Youssouf Koumbassa

Saturday June 17th
11-12pm Sana Bangoura (Beginner/Intro to African Dance)
12-1:30pm Naby Bangoura
1:30-3pm Djenane Saint Juste (Haitian)
3-4:30pm Mouminatou Camara

8pm Fakoly Performance (Rarig Center)

Sunday June 18th
11-12pm Sana Bangoura (Beginner/Intro to African Dance)
12-1:30pm Youssouf Koumbassa
1:30-3pm Vado Diomande
3-4:30pm Finale Dance Class (All teachers)

Drum Class Schedule

Friday June 16th
6-7:30pm Mandjou Mara
7:30-9pm Bolokada Conde

Saturday June 17th
12-1:30pm Mangue Sylla
1:30-3pm Fode Bangoura
3-4:30pm Bolokada Conde

Sunday June 18th
12-1:30pm Abou Sylla
1:30-3pm Fode Bangoura
3-4:30pm Mangue Sylla


Print Schedule
Pre-Registration Special until May 19

1 - 2 Classes: $17 each
3 - 5 Classes: $16 each
6 - 9 Classes: $15 each
Beginner Dance Class: $10 each
Drop-in: $18 each
Drum Rental: $5 per class

Class Registration:
Note: You do not need to specify which classes you will be taking. Classes can only be used by the registered person and cannot be shared.
Note: 50% Refund after May 1st. No refunds after May 31st


Workshop Lodging

Lodging UMN Dorms
Double Room $40.50 - per person, per night
Single Room $52.00 - per person, per night

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.