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African Drumming & Xylophone Workshops with Adama Bilorou

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February 15
5:30 - 9:39
445 Comox road, Nanaimo, British Columbia
$25-$30

Jump up your skills on Djembé, Balafon, Dun-dun (bass drum) playing as well as African style dancing.

Get expert coaching in technique, rhythmic expression, performance skills, and drumming history.
A musical experience through the depths of African rhythms that will transform your understanding of African percussion.

These workshops are perfect for hobbyists and professionals alike:
- Beginner (No experience and/or getting comfortable)
- Intermediate (Knows a few rhythms)
- MASTER CLASS (Professional and/or Teacher)

BALAFON - African Xylophone
Introduce yourself to African xylophone playing with Adama Bilorou

*********************Pre-Registration mandatory***********************
--------Bring your own instruments if you have them. If not please let us know in advance and we will attempt to provide some for you.
*** DRUM & BALAFON RENTAL FEE IS $5 - $10
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Adama Bilorou Dembele is a world-renowned West African musician and percussionist, composer, arranger, teacher et choreographer. Originally from Burkina Faso, he hails from a lineage of griots, a class of traveling musicians, storytellers and poets who preserve the oral traditions of their culture.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Adama composes and performs an explosive mélange of musical genres inspired by his native culture, Bwaba, and infused with sounds from Europe and beyond. From street jazz to afro funk to Mandingue melodies and rhythms, his rich grooves explore the fusion between ancestral and contemporary musical expressions. Adama’s exploration brings together classical, modern and traditional instruments such as the balafon, djembe, kora, dundun and talking drum, among others.

Adama has had the privilege of playing with world-class artists such as Carlos Santana, Manu Dibango, Marcus Miller, Ibraham Maalouf, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Amadou & Mariam, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare and Alpha Blondy, to name a few. He performs and leads workshops across Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. His latest album, Ananide, is available at www.adamabilorou.com. As a modern griot, Adama pays homage to the ancestors for their inspiration and collaboration in his musical composition
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