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Bassidi Kone – Mali West Africa

Bassidi Koné – Mali, West Africa Want to know more about these fabulous artists we are hosting for Camp Afro Foli Drum & Dance Retreat? Bassidi Koné is of Bwa ethnicity from the Segou region in Mali. Born into a Griot family, Bassidi grew up beside his father’s instrument, the balafon (a traditional, wooden xylophone), instilling […]

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drum and dance retreat

Our most exciting newsletter. Ever.

Hi Groovers! If there is one newsletter you should read this year, then this is it. This happens to be our most exciting newsletter that we have released. Ever.  In the past we have announced new classes, international artists, a festival, full day workshops, drum, drum and more drums….. but this time, we are announcing […]

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Drum Sing Dance

Are your kids tapping for a weekly drum class?

Are your kids tapping for a weekly drum class? We are excited to let you all know that we are starting a kid’s drum class on Thursdays 4.30-5:15pm at the Palmwoods Hall. These classes are for children aged from 5 to 12 years old. In the class we are learning about rhythm, culture, timing, breaks, call […]

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Camp Afro Foli Drum and Dance Retreat

Mohamed Bangoura “Bangouraké”

Mohamed Bangoura “Bangouraké” He is described in Guinea as the man with “Hands of Fire”, “the Lion of Matam”, already regarded by many connoisseurs as one of the best amongst the Master Drummers of this world. His life totally dedicated to the music and his traditions, mesmerizing audiences with his out of this world skills, […]

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Our first ever drum and dance camp

Our first ever drum and dance camp Our first ever drum and dance camp has been building momentum since we decided to take the plunge back at the beginning of the year. Now we are super excited to officially launch Camp Afro Foli which includes world-class artists from Africa and Australia in a 3 day retreat in the […]

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Every drum is unique and comes with a story

Every drum is unique and comes with a story Every drum is unique and comes with a story. All of the beautiful djembes we sell are handmade by Nathaniel. These are quality instruments made with African shells. We use local hide that we source from a home butcher right here on the Sunshine Coast. Nathaniel picks […]

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dundun dance

What is Dundun dance all about anyway?

WHAT IS DUNDUN DANCE ALL ABOUT ANYWAY? Have you heard about the dance class with sticks and a drum? Here is a little snippet of our Thursday nights class. Dundun dance was founded in West Africa and is a dance that combines stick drumming and dance. It is performed and played by men and women […]

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Watch these women in action!

Would you like to try this?! Rhythm Culture Dundun dancers meet every Thursday 6.30pm for one hour of drumming , dancing and stomping fun. Get your shoes off and beat the drum with women on the Sunshine Coast!! $20 casual $70 x 4 weeks @ Palmwoods Memorial Hall

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Never been to an African Dance class before?

Never been to an African dance class before? The first thing that will be introduced in a West African dance class will be the drum. This instrument will lead, accompany and call all of your dancing feet. There are many different calls that a djembe can do depending on what dance is being danced and […]

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Drumming with kids. Tips for parent and child.

Drumming with kids Tips for parent and child Have you just started an African drumming class with your child?  Here are a few tips that will help both you and your child get the most from our classes. Keep relaxed and have fun. The best learning happens when we are smiling. Let you child find their […]

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