Workshop Description

Bolokada Condé will teach djembe and dunun parts,
cultural history, song lyrics and solo djembé phrases.
A complete multi-part Malinke Rhythm will be taught at each class.

There are two payment options.
Pay for the entire workshop or pay for individual classes.
Discount Price for the Complete Workshop
If you attend all 6 classes, the cost is $200. That's a $40 savings off the regular price.
6 Class Deal: $200
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Thursday, Sept 6th Class
Open to all drummers
6 pm - 9 pm / Britannia Community Centre,
1661 Napier Street, Van, BC
Price $40
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Friday, Sept 7th Class
Open to all drummers
6 pm - 9 pm / Britannia Community Centre,
1661 Napier Street, Van, BC
Price $40
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Saturday Sept 8th Class
Beginner / Intermediate Level
10 am - 1 pm / Studio 700
7oo Hamilton Street, Van
(in the CBC building)
Price: $40
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Saturday Sept 8th Class
Intermediate / Advanced Level
3 pm - 6 pm / Studio 700
7oo Hamilton Street, Van
(in the CBC building)
Price: $40
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Sunday Sept 9th Class
Beginner / Intermediate Level
10 am - 1 pm / Studio 700
7oo Hamilton Street, Van
(in the CBC building)
Price: $40
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Sunday Sept 9th Class
Intermediate / Advanced Level
3 pm - 6 pm / Studio 700
7oo Hamilton Street, Van
(in the CBC building)
Price: $40
Quantity:
These Are Early Bird Class Prices. On July 31 Class Prices Will Go Up.
Drum Rentals
Djembés are available to rent at a cost of
$5 per day. Djembés will be waiting for renters at the workshop.
Thursday, Sept 6: $5
Friday, Sept 7: $5
Saturday, Sept 8: $5
Sunday, Sept 9: $5

All fees are in Canadian Dollars.

Payments will be processed through paypal. Pay with your credit or debit card as a "paypal guest," or pay through your paypal account if you happen to have one. You'll be taken to the secure paypal site to make your payment, then sent a confirmation e mail.
Other payment option are:
*Cash can be given personally to Russell.
*Cheques or money orders can be mailed or given personally to Russell.
If you want to pay by cheque or money order make the payment to:
Russell Shumsky
607 Atlantic Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6A 2J9
Audio Recordings Only
Workshop participants are invited to make audio recordings. Bolokada will demonstrate all the separate drum parts in the lesson at the end of the class, so everyone can have a clear recording. This way, those who so desire, can continue learning at home. VIDEO RECORDINGS ARE NOT ALOWED.
About Levels... (beginner/intermediate & intermediate/advanced)
Offering two levels invites the less experienced drummers to join the beginner/intermediate classes, where Bolokada can slow things down a bit and choose the appropriate rhythms to teach. In addition, offering two levels frees Bolokada to teach more challenging rhythms at a faster pace in the intermediate/advanced classes.
Be Honest With Yourself
For various reasons some people feel that hand drums are primitive and therefore there is not a lot to learn. “Heck, all you got to do is beat on em and how hard can that be?” The truth is, you could easily spend a lifetime studying West African drumming. If you are not familiar with traditional djembé drumming please don’t sign up in the intermediate/advanced classes. This would be a courtesy to the people who study djembé and dunun regularly and are hungry for an intermediate/advanced class with their peers. Bolokada teaches a tradition that has evolved over hundreds of years. No amount of freestyle drumming could possible prepare you for an advanced drumming class in traditional Malinké Rhythms. Many advanced drummers take both levels of classes, as there is a lot to learn at either level.
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