African Trip

Join us for the 5th annual trip to Burkina Faso and Mali, West Africa

Drumming Workshop
Complete African Djembe and Music Package

December 15, 2014 — January 15, 2015

31-Day Complete Drumming Workshop Package Includes:

  • 31-Days in Africa
  • Drum and Dance classes — six days per week — djembe drum is provided!
  • Entertainment and Nightlife in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Informal Weekend Sightseeing excursions
  • One-week visit to/from Mali, West Africa
  • Accommodations in a family home *
  • Three meals daily, including filtered water
  • Airport pickup and return
  • All transportation during trip is provided
  • Full Workshop (excluding airfare): $2,000/person
7-Day Drumming Workshop Package Includes:
  • Drum/Dance Only/per week, includes Food and Accommodations (excluding airline travel)
  • $600/week

Details and Guidelines:

  • Airfare to be arranged by each participant, unless you coordinate with Dramane for group travel.
  • Make your travel arrangements to arrive before midnight on December 15, 2014
  • Payment in full required by November 1, 2015.
  • Non-refundable Deposit (Airfare plus 1/2 Workshop)
  • We suggest using Air France Airlines; with enough advance notice and participants (please book by November 1, 2015), we may arrange special group rate fares on Air France.
  • Typical regular economy airfare to/from LAX / Ouagadougou (via NY + Paris): $2,300.
    Travel to/from Burkina about 27—35 hours each way.
  • Each Particpant must have valid Passport, Visa, and all required vaccinations prior to departure!

* Accommodations are based upon the age and marital status of the participant(s), respecting local and traditional Islamic customs. Participants are not required to be involved in prayer services.

All (Adult) Levels Are Welcome... It's FUN!!

Full Month Trip and Workshop: $2,000

Drum/Dance 1 Week: $600

African trip - Night life
African Nightlife Scene



Dramane Kone of Ballet Djelia Kadi Guest Appearance at Zaka

Dramane appears with family and friends on stage at the Zaka Music Festival in Burkina Faso


Dramane Kone - World famous Drummer -with ballet djelia kadi in burkina faso

African Music: Djembe Drumming - Dramane Kone playing with some of the other best drummers at a nightclub in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Dec. 2011 or Jan. 2012.

Burkina Faso hosts two (three) of Africa's most popular festivals:

Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou

Ouagadougou International Art and Music Festival

Rock à Ouaga (March)

A low-key festival featuring Burkina's most happening musicians, with international guest stars.

Jazz à Ouaga (April-May)

A well-established music festival bringing out the Afrobeat, soul and blues influence in jazz.

Zaka Music Festival in Burkina Faso

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