FARAFINA 2018 :
EASTER LONG WEEKEND DRUM & DANCE RETREAT
Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018
EARLYBIRD PRICES NOW AVAILABLE !!
YOUR TEACHERS :
Brothers Mohamed and Sibo Bangoura are two of Australia’s finest West African musicians. Born into a Griot family, Sibo & Mohamed will share with you the music & traditions of their culture. They are both etremely experienced teachers with exceptional knowledge of rhythm.
We welcome master dancer and choreographer, Lucky Lartey to Farafina this year. Lucky’s
inspirational dancing and entertaining teaching style will encourage you to reach new heights.
They are lucky to have assisting them, Senegalese percussionist, Yacou Mbaye and dancer, Rachel Bangoura.
DAILY PROGRAM :
FRI 30 March – MON 2nd April 2018
Fri, Sat, Sun timetable
9.00am – 10.30am : DRUM CLASS
11.00am – 12.30pm : DANCE CLASS
2.00pm – 3.30pm : DRUM CLASS
3.30pm – 5.00pm : DANCE CLASS
5.00pm – 6.00pm : DOUN DOUN – DANCE CLASS
6.00pm – 7.00pm : DOUN DOUN CLASS
7.00pm – 7.30pm : TRADITIONAL SONG WORKSHOP
Mon timetable :
9.00am – 11.00am DRUM
11.00am – 1.00pm DANCE
2.00pm – 3.00pm SHOWCASE
WHAT TO EXPECT AT FARAFINA 2018 additional to the Drum and Dance program !! …..
DOUN DOUN DANCING
The latest craze around the world is coming to Farafina this year! Learn to play bass drum and dance at the same time! You must pre-book your place in this course to ensure there are drums available.
AFRICAN TRADITIONAL SONG CLASS
A nice relaxing class design to teach you the melodies and words of the traditional songs that accompany the rhythms
and dances taught over the weekend course.
CLASS SHOWCASE (Everyone together!!)
In a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere, get the chance to see what everyone has learnt over the weekend. (After lunch on Monday)
COURSE COSTS :
1st EARLYBIRD ( Due Fri 17th Feb 2018)
4 DAYS Drum OR Dance tuition : $520.00
4 DAYS Drum AND Dance tuition : $650.00
2nd EARLYBIRD ( Due Fri 9th March 2018)
4 DAYS Drum OR Dance tuition : $550.00
4 DAYS Drum AND Dance tuition : $680.00
FULL PRICE (outside of Earlybird prices)
4 DAYS Drum OR Dance tuition : $650.00
4 DAYS Drum AND Dance tuition : $780.00
DOUN DOUN DANCE CLASSES : additional $75 for 3 classes
TRADITIONAL SONG CLASSES : additional $30 for 3 classes
DRUM HIRE : $10 per day (Djembe or Doun Doun)
*costs include food, accommodation, tuition & FUN!!
**Stay Thursday night – additional $30 (accom only)
***family prices available on request
All bookings require a $100 deposit to secure your place.
Full fees must be paid within 48hrs of the retreat start date if EFT transaction or in cash at registration at the camp.
St George Bank
Name : Anna Chesterman
BSB : 112 879
ACC : 458 846 041
*Please be sure to reference your EFT payment with your name.
**All deposits are non-refundable.
Bookings to Rachel Bangoura – email@example.com / 0406 881 844
Again held at the magnificent Glenrock State Recreation Area (10mins South of Newcastle). Classes are held only a short distance from beautiful Dudley Beach. Simple Dormitory accommodation or Camping facilities available. Perfect for all the family !!
Please note that course fees are the same for campers and students choosing to stay in dorm accommodation.
Farafina retreat is renown not only for the fabulous teaching but also for the delicious Vegetarian cuisine by Sid of Lushious Catering. Sid will serve 3 meals a day with tasty snacks in between! As this is a catered retreat, students are unable to self cater for a reduced course fee.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFO OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ….
Please give me a call or email : firstname.lastname@example.org / 0406 881 844
We hope to see you all there!