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OREGON DRUM TEACHERS
West African Drum Circles
711 NW Broadway
Bend, OR 97701
Style of drumming: W. African -- djembe/djunjun, sabar, souroba, bougarabou
Individual Fees: Ongoing classes $10/class
teaches West Afrcan dance. Aliou Diouf--Master drummer and dancer from Senegal, West Africa. Aliou Diouf is currently the director of Ballet Sangamar, a dance troupe based in Eugene, Oregon. Ballet Sangamar performs traditional dances and rhythms from Senegal, Guinea, and Mali, West Africa. Aliou Diouf is a master of djembe, djun-djun, sabar, boukarabou, and kutiro. In addititon to directing Ballet Sangamar, Aliou offers on-going dance and drum classes.
For more information, contact Aliou Diouf at Visit Ballet Sangamar's website at
Ghanaian master drummer and dancer teaches traditional Ghanaian dancer. More information can be found at: http://www.anansibeat.com
Ryan M. Camara
2629 Tahitian Ave.
Medford, OR 97504 USA
EMAIL contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Schedule, Location & Fees:
Level I--Mondays, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn
Way, Ashland, OR. $65 for Six-Week Series.
Level II--Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Ashland School of Music, 3175 E.
Main St., Ashland, OR. $70 for Six-Week Series.
Level III--Mondays, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Ashland Community Center, 59
Winburn Way, Ashland, OR. $75 for Six-Week Series.
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Ryan was born in the USA but has
been adopted into the Susu family of his teacher, M. Lamine "Dibo" Camara.
He works and studies every year for five years now in the village on the
STYLE OF DRUM: Traditional and ballet style Djembe and Dunun.
Description of Drum Classes: Whatever level you're at in your drumming,
we've got a class for you. Ryan is talented, knowledgable, and patient and
communicates the music in a way that makes it easy for anyone to learn the
traditional rhythms of Guinea. Level I teaches technique and some basic
rhythms to get people started on the djembe. Level II introduces students to
the all important dundun parts and some simpler solo techniques. Level III
offers more advanced solo technique and how to play for the dance, which, of
course, is what this drumming is all about.
Resumé of teacher (25 words): Ryan is an award-winning instructor. Please
see his bio on the fore-fote website through the following link.