Travel with DrumConnection as we head to West Africa this January to experience some of the best djembe and dunun drumming, dance instruction, Fula flute, balafon and more on this 16 Day adventure to The Gambia.
We are blessed to have Nansady Keita, nephew heir to the throne of Famoudou Konaté, a spectacular drummer and instructor along with Namory Keita, the young, powerful master from Sangbarala, Guinea. I've studied with Nansady for 15 years and I work with Namory in Boston. You couldn't have two more talented lead instructors! They know how to teach and make it interesting and fun.
We will have special guest dance instructors. All is open to us! If you want to spend more time on the Fula flute or the balafon... want to do more relaxing on the beach... want to get the Safari on... off we go!
I personally chose this area to allow for a true African experience with a bit more comfort. In The Gambia, the air is clean, sea breezes all the time, the land is pure without clutter of trash, the people are very laid back and friendly and they speak English. We will bring our Guinean friends here to assist us as we are able. Food will be authentic Gambian cuisine mixed with some eggs, toast, cheese and coffee (for example) as breakfast.
You will stay in a new hotel with a comfortable and clean bedroom and your own bathroom with shower. And you WILL be sleeping to the sounds of the ocean as we ARE staying on the beachfront of Sanyang, Gambia, next to a fishing village and town center.
All classes, your lodging, your ground transportation in The Gambia, all Safari adventures, 3 meals a day and much more is all included.
With Safari: $3,395.- not including airfare.
Without Safari: $2,595.- not including airfare.
We will provide very reasonable RT airfare choices for you or even book it for you at your request. We can, and will, take care of everything! Full amount is due 2 weeks prior to travel.
To find out more about this Trip to Africa, please go to Trip To Africa for more details. (website will be live on Monday) To secure your spot on this trip, make sure you click the 'tickets' button and you will leave a $500.- (USD) deposit. (Refundable if the trip is canceled for any reason). We highly suggest that you get that deposit in soon! We only have space for 15 students!
This trip is designed for Adults of all ages and even teens. We especially like that The Gambia location I have chosen for us is especially comfortable for older adults! If you've never traveled to Africa before and want to experience what she has to offer, this is your trip!