International Drum Teachers, v10a
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Description of Drum Classes:
Resumé of teacher:
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Adress:N. Avellaneda 792 (1602
Florida Buenos Aires Argentina.
Experience: 20 years as Drummer and 10 year as director of "el taller de Percusión Latina". Specialist in Afro-cuban and Candombe music, Afro-Brazilian, and African music. Classes: weekday evenings. $25 (1 hour).
Teachers: Roberto Viscaíno, Mario Luis Pino Rodríguez and Gregorio Hernández Ríos "el Goyo" , in Cuba. Zé Ricardo (Balé folclorico da Bahía), Dalvadisio Fonseca de Melo and mestre Ulisses
(afoxé "Filhas d' Oxum"), in Salvador,Bahía. Bounama Bakayoko and Nené Dembelé (ecole national des arts) and Bouly Sonko (Ballet national du Senegal), in Dakar, Senegal.
ARI SENDER (ARAFANDEUX)
GURRUCHAGA 586 5º
PHONE: (005411) 4854-2319
DRUM: DJEMBÈ & DOUNDOUN
STYLE: GUINEAN djembe
I've study in Africa with the ''grand maitre'' Arafan Tourè and Lamine '' dibo'' Camara.
Telephone: 0043 1 984
Style of drumming taught: West African, djembe, frame drums, singing.
Fees :call for details.
Comments: I have been drumming for 10 years and built my first drum in 1992. Since then, I have built drums using a variety of Austrian wood. I give workshops all over Austria as well as teaching at schools in Vienna. I have also taught drumming in Germany and Greece. I also explore different aspects of djembe drumming
Obritzberg 3123, AUSTRIA
PHONE: 0043/2786/29 09 18
FAX: 0043/2786/29 09 17
Class Schedule, Location & Fees:
For further informations: http://www.beatfactory.at
The percussion school is located in Vienna, Neubaugasse 44, 1070, Austria
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Vienna
STYLE OF DRUM:
Djembe, Krins, Doundoun, Sangpan, Kenkeni,...
Description of Drum Classes:
6 different levels, from beginners to professionals
Resumé of teacher:
Gerhard Kero: The Austrian acquired much of his wideranging musical experience through year-long immersion in non-European musical cultures. His ten years in West Africa have had the greatest influence on his music and helped him achieve general recognition as a djembe virtuoso in both Europe and Africa. The stylistic range of his international performances and experience in considerable, from World Music to experimental jazz, from theatre productions to multimedia shows. In addition to numerous concerts
both as a solist and with the famous groups SANZA and Phoenix Percussion Project his grooves are to be heard on numerous CDs. In addition to his successful percussion seminars at home and abroad, Gerhard Kero also runs the Beat Factory percussion school in Vienna and Spicy Instrument, a drum-making workshop specialized in high quality professional percussion instruments.
Mamady Keita (Guinea)
Jean-Luc Jacobs (Belgium)
Phone/Fax : 0032 - 2 - 380.72.03
Instruments : Djembe and Dununs
Dates : From Monday to Friday
Time (PM) : 6.30 - 8.00 And 8.00 - 9.30 (Everyday) and 2.00 - 6.00
(Tuesday, for intensive/professional)
Location : Ecole Du Cirque, CHAUSSEE DE BOONDAEL 104, 1050 BRUXELLES
Contact : Tam Tam Mandingue - Veronique Keita, CHAUSSEE D'ALSEMBERG 97
BOITE 31, 1630 LINKEBEEK, BELGIUM
This is a school, this is not a free drumcircle, but a lot of people are interested in these informations. People come from everywhere to meet Mamady and to have courses with him during a few months. Last year we had people from California, Colorado, Sidney (Australia), France, the Netherlands. Now, we have here somebody coming from Japan. He'll stay for 15 months... only to have 3 hours course per week!
8/1 chemin du bois de villers
1325 Corroy le Grand - Belgium
PHONE : 00 32 477987774
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: Tuesday - 18.30-21.30 (beginner classes) /
Wednesday - 16-18.00 (children classes) / Wednesday 18.30-20.00 (beginner 2)
& 20-21.30 (middle level) / workshops (from beginners to advanced classes) 1
week end every month.
STYLE OF DRUM: Traditional percussion from west Africa (Guinea & Mali) -
Djembe & Dununs
Resumé of teacher: Recognized By Mamady Keita as a Tam Tam Mandingue Teacher
Rua Paes Lemos 393 Pinheiros
São Paulo, SP
Email contact: Flavio Vaz
Experience: Djembe specialist, 15 years of study and work in Brazilian
rhythms, Brazilian-Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Afro, Indians.
Free Circle: All saturdays - 4:00pm 6:30pm FREE
Tel: 55 11 2129338
Francisco Xavier de Souza Neto
Avenida dos Expedicionários, 686, Expedicionários.
CEP:58041010 João Pessoa - Paraíba - Brasil
BURKINA FASO, WEST AFRICA
pour l'écouter et mieux le connaitre
cours par stage en France et au Burkina Faso
stage de djembé a Ouagadougou en fevrier 2001
Benedikte Sten Andersen
Odensegade 39.4.t.v. 8000 Aarhus C. Denmark
phone and fax: (+45) 86 18 09 93
Teaches: Djembe, Doundoun, dance, singing. Specialist in rhythmical
training, coordination. African and latin-percussion, bata-drums.
Lamine Dibo Camara
(45) 48 14 02 07
Frederiksbergveg 176 B
from Guinée, West Africa
Available part of the year in Europe for lessons, workshops & performances
Annual percussion & dance camp in Guinée, West Africa
Lessons in african percussion, djembe and
Author of the books "Djembe, Doundoun, Sangban & Kenkeni 1 & 2".
Puolalankatu 4 c 50
358 (0)50 3634988
Courses of djembe and sabar are held in Käsityöläiskatu 12, Turku every tuesday, wednesday and thursday at 18.00. You can also contact for organizing workshops outside the courses. Workshops are also organized
yearly un the homecountry of Boucar Gaye, which is Senegal.
Boucar Gaye is a member of Mama Africa from Dakar, Senegal. Since 1997 he has given course in the Music Academy of Turku, Music Conservatory of Turku and even in the jail of Turku.
In class the rythms and the culture of West-Africa are taught. The students are like one family and always feel happy after living "classroom".
Recommended by a student: Ritva Lundberg
Home town: Serrekunda
Post ADDRESS: c/o Amie Konteh, P.O.box 472, Banjul
Country: The Gambia
PHONE 00220-92 90 54
EMAIL contact: (friend in Sweden)ir classes in the teacher's home in London corner, Serrekunda. For larger groups separate houses can be rented for living and classes. Fees negotiable.
Teacher born in The Gambia, studied with Guinean masters.
STYLE OF DRUM: djembe & doundoun
Description of Drum Classes: private classes according to student's wishes and needs, negotiable.
Carolien van der Houwen
Jerusalem, 92585 Israel
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: private instruction in Jerusalem or Workshops in Beit Zait and in Kol Ha Neshama
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Mexico
STYLE OF DRUM: Djembe, LP Djembe, Dun-Dun, Congas
Description of Drum Classes: Technique and Rhythm understanding, group and solo sessions
Resume of teacher (25 words): Abe Doron, played 5 years with Riverdance, performed in the Grammy awards, Dave Letterman Show, has recorded with many artists such as Evergreen and Brian Kenedy.
FIRENZE, BOLOGNA, PRATO, PONTASSIEVE, PISTOIA
study: Malinké percussion with Assane Adissa, afro cuban percussion with
Karl Potter, brazilian percussion with Marcos Rodrigues
courses: west african, afrocuban and afrobrazilian percussion, afroperuvian
cajon for beginners, intermediates and professionals.
activities: clinics, seminars, drum circles
productions: Bluesource, Percussion Master, Bamboleando, World Duo, Guararè
TIMBA Scuola di batteria e
Via del Fornetto, 1
00149 ROME, ITALY
Tel: +39/ 065566099
Via Todi, 24
Tel: +39/ 067807318
Badu N'Diaye teaches annual courses of
djembe, doundoun and sabar at the Timba School of Percussion for beginners and advanced
students. Courses start in October and last through June. Group lessons are held each
Tuesday at 7 PM. Individual lessons are arranged with the school. Visitors are welcome.
Badu also holds group lessons at the Maggiolina Social Center on Mondays at 7 pm and Wednesdays, 7 pm, at the Villaggio Globale Social Center. Only traditional rhythms are taught.
All students play regularly in public with Badu's all Louga group "Saf Le Ngewel", at public events/ festivals, for charity,etc.
Drum circles are informal, grapevine gatherings, usually in very suggestive surroundings- Teatro Massimo, Roman ruins, the numerous historical parks of Rome. Several dance and drumming workshops are held throughout the year in various localities in Italy. There is usually a spring or autumn workshop in Louga, Senegal. The next one will be held in September, this year.
Badu was born in Louga in 1958 in a family of griots. He started in the folklore group "Cercle de la Jeunesse de Louga." He eventually settled in Italy after teaching African percussions in Spain, Germany, Switzerland and England. In Italy, besides teaching, he collaborates with numerous foreign and Italian musicians and artists- Tony Scott, Karl Potter, Pino Daniele, Tullio De Piscopo, Tony Esposito... Together with Jack Tamà and R. Artale he founded the group "Word Percussion." He is also founder and leader of the group "Saf Le Ngewel", made up of "extended family" members from Louga, most taught by him.
Via Cauriol 7
TRENTO 38100 ITALIA
tel. 0338 2428910/Fax 0461 932422
African Djembe teachers in Japan
1. Youl Diabate Tel/Fax 03-3442-4507 (Tokyo)
2. Latyr Sy E-Mail
3. Alioune Diouf Tel/Fax 092-841-4174 (Fukuoka)
4. Babacar Drame Tel 0801025644(Osaka)
#####Places to go to drum
1. Tinga Tinga House; African Shop Tel 03-3280-0823 (Tokyo)
2. Ethnic City (4th floor of Komaki Gakki) Tel 03-3842-6042 (Tokyo)
Ethnic Music Instruments
3. Taiko-kan; Drum Museum Tel 03-3842-5622 (Tokyo)
Email Satoru Nishimura for more info about Japan drumming
Abdoul Karim Doumbia
Malian Master Drummer Abdoul Doumbia was called to the drum at age six, followed by a 16-year apprenticeship to Master Drummer Moriba Keita and others. Instruction included all phases of technique, composition, harmonizing, teaching skills, drum-making, repair, tuning, and knowledge of both traditional drum and dance. His drumming education encompassed all types of percussion instruments found in Mandinka society, with an emphasis on djembe and djun-djun.
Abdoul was regional representative for eight consecutive years at the National Drum Festival of Mali before being brought to the US. He was also the lead drummer for the national drum and dance troupe Babemba, and earlier for the troupe Chemin de Fer. In addition, he has played for the National Ballet of Mali and taught at Le Jardin de Enfant, a children's drumming school.
Abdoul was the first Malian Master drummer in the US, brought here by Brown University in 1991 to be a consultant and accompanist for their West African dance program. Since then he has also worked as guest consultant and performer at many other universities. He also teaches and performs at drum workshops all over the US, including the Summer Jembe Institute (NC) and Tambacounda Camp (CA). In 1995 he released a self-titled CD, which is now in its second printing. He collaborated on the 1996 album "Color of Dusk", as well as on the album "M'Fake", released in 1998. Abdoul is currently working on an album with renowned kora player Toumani Diabate, to be released in 2001.
Abdoul teaches the rhythms of all of the Mandeng ethnic groups of W. Africa. He teaches strictly traditional rhythms, rather than ballet-inspired or other modern forms. Abdoul is known for the intensity of his classes and the perfection he demands, as well as for his sense of humor and individual attention.
Mali Kan West African Music & Dance
Country of origin: US
International Drum Teachers
Teach: Latin American rhytms, Afro Cuban Rhythms, MUSIC READING
Instruments: Congas, timbales, bongoes, Guitar, bass guitar, drum set
Fees: $10 if the person goes to my house
$12 if I go to his house (If it's about 10 minutes from my house by car)
I teach mostly individual classes.
PEDRO E. BARRIERA
PONCE, PUERTO RICO
CONGA, BONGO, DJEMBE TEACHER
of The famous SING SING RHYTHM SABAAR Griot Family, in Medina, a suburb in Dakar.
SABAAR DRUM CLASS
INTERNATIONAL SABAAR DRUMMING SING SING RHYTHM
RUE 23 X 22 MEDINA.
Talk to either Tapha faye or Vieux Sing Faye. YALLA BAXNA BES BU NEX.
Contact thru Kevin King
Djibril N'diaye Rose
Complex Culturel Doudou N’diaye Rose Bp 20405 Thiaroye
Dakar - Senegal
PHONE 00 221 8266243 – 00 221 6826200 – 00 221 6561613
FAX 00 221 8266243
Class Schedule, Location & Fees: Individual lessons and group lessons, (the groups will be organized to the level of the members);
Petit M’bao (a village near the sea, 25 Km from Dakar);
The fees for the individual lessons: $ 10 by the hour;
for the group lessons: $ 7 by the hour for anyone.
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Senegal - Dakar
STYLE OF DRUM: African Percussion:
Description of Drum Classes: Sabar, Bougarabou, Djembe, Tama, Droma, Assiko,
Resumé of teacher: A percussionist from Senegal, is a representative character of African tradition and step son of Doudou N’diaye Rose, the greatest African percussionist. In the age of eighteen, Djibril decided to become a percussionist as his grand father, and he arrived in Italy where he became to work by taking classes and lessons from time to time. Sometimes in the music schools where he undertook some Work Shop, sometimes by meetings and stages in primary schools, or he shares in several Italian Festivals. In 1996, Djibril return to Senegal to undertake a research, meeting the greatest characters of African culture nowadays like: Morello’s. In August 1997, he organizes his first International stage with fifteen (15) italian people where escaped the idea to create a Cultural Conplex. He created it and named it : Complex Culturel Doudou N’diaye Rose C.C.D.N.R. Lately he became to collaborate with Paolo Cerlati, the head master of Music Atelier in Biella (Italy). Together they wrote about African transcribed music and African culture.
Class Schedule : arranged on arrival
Fees: details on the website
WHEN? all year but most people
WHERE? Abene, Senegal
Teachers Country of Origin and Village: Abene, Casamance, Senegal
STYLE OF DRUMS: djembe, dun dun, seourouba, talking drum, bougarabou Description of Drum Classes:
Malo welcomes all students either staying in his house 'alnaniking' ('come and learn') or in compounds on the beach. You will arrange your own flight and we can arrange pick up from the airport. Classes are arranged on arrival and on a weekly basis.
You will learn traditional rhythms as well as songs from Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Mali in a natural environment. Malo will give you background information on which occasion the rhythm is played and even show you a few of the steps danced on this particular rhythm.
You will attend traditional performances by troups from different ethnic groups at the annual festival Abene Festivalo (over the Christmas period) and take part to family celebrations where music plays a major role.
Brother Apai Sonko is a fantastic dance teacher, kora griot Bouly Diawara and balafonist Ibrahima are also available to teach.
Resumé of teacher: Malo Sonko grew up in a Mandinka family of musicians. He started performing from the age of 10 and founded his own performance ballet troupe Dimbaya. Malo has a wide experience in hosting workshops for adults and children in his village and in Europe and delivers accurate teaching in a relaxed atmosphere.
Mercado de Fuencarral
C/ fuencarral 28002,
PHONE NUMBER: 0034 619 12 48 96
FAX: 0034 91 781 41 26
Classes: Monday to Wednesday
classes: Djembe, doumdoum, saabar.
2.000 Pts one class (1 day, 2 hours)
10.000 Pts a month (2 days a week, 2 hour a day)
Papa Ndiaye is coming from the region of Louga in Senegal
STYLE OF PERCUSSION:
Master of Djembe and Saabar, also teaches doumdoum.
DESCRIPTION OF DRUM CLASSES:
the classes are given Monday (for learners basic level), Tuesday and Wednesday (for medium and high level)from 21:00h to 23:00h. All the classes have the base of the doumdoum
RESUME OF TEACHER
Master specialized in Djembe and Saabar, five years of experience in giving classes in Spain. Papa Ndiaye is the second son of a family with a very old tradition of masters in Djembe from Louga (Senegal)and plays together with his brothers in a group called Ndiamburu Thissanne. His big brother Badara Ndiaye has also the most important school of percusion in Italy (Rome). And the four Ndiaye brothers have been playing all around Europe showing the traditional music from their country Senegal.
352 34 Växjö
Tel. +46 (0)470 402 75
or 470 450 75
Types of drums: Djembe, djun-djun
Styles: West-African, the traditional djembe rhythms from Guinea, Gambia, Mali, etc.
General fees: 900 SEK paid in advance for about 12-14 classes a 1.5 hours
Comments: The classes are held in the premises of Växjö University's institute of pedagogy. Plenty of drums to choose from, no extra fee.
Everybody's welcome, beginners and upwards. Contact NBV for further info.
SE-665 92 Kil
Tel: 070-725 42 63
Fax: 070-711 08 63
Web site: http://www.djembe.net
Author of African Drum Rhythms - the textbook and Practice Tape Suite (Eng./Swe.)
Teaches: Djembe (Doundoun, Bell), with emphasis on playing to West African dance.
Tunali hilmi caddesi SporMed Sanat Akademi
Tel : 00903124269606
Sundays 1500 - 1700 (3:00 - 5:00 pm)
Afro Cuban Latin Percussion professional Style...
Learn Luis Conte and Alex Necisoup Acuna style....
Afro-Cuban Percussion Workshop, Venue, Maslak
PHONE +90 212 328 0500
FAX:+90 212 328 0506
Class Schedule, Location & Fees:
Istanbul, $100 per month, two hours per week one day a week or more depending upon class exercises before concerts.
STYLE OF DRUM: Congas and hand percussion
Description of Drum Classes:
Afro-Cuban percussion 4 classes two for beginners and two for advanced
Resumé of teacher: Percussionists for more than 20 years. Drummer at rock bands, while student in London played Bongos and Congas with Miguel Serigides and Kokomo. Moved to Italy to play with a band called "la Banda Del Sole" with Toni Esposito. Toured with Eugenio Bennato, Teresa Del Sio.
Played with MFO in Turkey, recorded in Istanbul and Amsterdam. Played with various Latin Bands in NYC for 5 years. Last year spent couple of months in Cuba studying with Cuban Percussionists. Now playing in an International brand new band called "Triangolo".
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