Camp Afro Foli Drum and Dance Retreat
Camp Afro Foli Drum and Dance Retreat brings you world-class artists from Africa and Australia in a 3 day retreat in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Held from July 14-16th 2017.
Three days of movement, fun, cultural workshops, African food and performances, with international artist Bassidi Koné (Mali), interstate artist Mohamed Bangoura (Guinea), Brisbane artists Yenenesh Nigusse (Ethiopia) and Adama Doumbouya (Ivory Coast) bringing Africa to the Sunshine Coast. Local artists will also include Dani Jones from New World Rhythm running singing workshops and Melina Alarcon teaching Yoga. Enjoy beautiful bush surroundings, world class talent and be immersed in West African culture with workshops in djembe, dancing, dundun drumming and dundun dancing. Loads of action to choose from and the promised gift of rhythm for your hands and your feet.
The camp will be held in the beautiful natural grounds of Camp Maranatha where there is dormitory style accommodation, facilities, communal kitchen, basketball courts, a pool and bush walking paths to the falls.
The camp begins with registration at 2pm on Friday 14th July followed by drum and dance workshops. Friday night is bonfire and drum circle night, so bring instruments to jam with. Guests are asked to bring wholesome food to prepare for themselves for all breakfasts and the Friday night dinner. Saturday night is party night and is open to the public. This is a good time for retreat crew by inviting family, friends and others that are not attending the day workshops and general retreat program. Everyone coming to the show and feast is required to pre-purchase their $35 ticket. The will be an amazing African feast prepared by Homegrown Café followed by performances by Bassidi Koné, Mohamed Bangoura, Adama Doumbouya, Yenenesh Nigusse, Foli Kan and Muso Foli. Saturday and Sunday lunches are delicious gourmet sandwiches and salads prepared by Renae’s Pantry. Camp will finish up at 5pm on Sunday. Camp Afro Foli Drum and Dance Retreat activities include djembe, dundun, African dancing, dundun dancing, singing, yoga and more.
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