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The Famoudou Konate Mini–Camp
May 30, 31, June 1, 2 & 3, 2007
Exact location TBA, Boston Area
ALL LEVELS OF DRUMMERS – Beyond Beginner to Professionals and Teachers
Please take this opportunity to consider a trip to Africa WITHOUT the airplane fare!
This 5 Day Workshop is a total immersion with one of the greatest djembe players/historians/teachers in the world today. ALL djembe players owe much of their information and playing skills to Famoudou Konate.
Come join us to experience how great these workshops are. You will learn it ALL and come away a vastly improved player. You will learn all the djembe lines, traditional solos, full arrangements that Famoudou has made famous AND all of the dunun (bass drum and bell) patterns that make the COMPLETE RHYTHM. Famoudou will also teach you the songs and the meaning of the words as well as the melodies and variations. You will come away with enough material to keep you busy for a long, long time. And Famoudou's spirit is infectious. Healings take place! We'll dance and sing and have many moments of sheer JOY!
Five days with Famoudou Konate is like a trip to Guinea and is a rare and unique experience. This series will sell out. We have strict limits on registrations so no special exceptions can me made. Register early to avoid disappointment. We turned away over 40 people last year and the year before that to give quality instruction as Famoudou Konate wishes.
Here is the website: http://www/famoudou.com
ALL the info is there. Everyone applying to this workshop series must fill out the registration form and send it to The DrumConnection with a deposit. If two people in one family want to attend, each must complete a registration form. Preference will be given to students who register for the full series and make that commitment. Early registration helps too.
If we at The DrumConnection can be of any help, please let us know and we will give you the help you need to make this happen FOR YOU!
Time to drum... Let's do it!
Best to all.
Alan Tauber, Director
"Listening to Famoudou Konate, live or on CD, will make you a better drummer."
PO Box 1311