BÉRÉDÉ Drum & Dance Camp

Guinea, West Africa

When? Sat 24th Feb – Sat 9th March 2024

Where? Fly into Conakry (2 nights) then bus to Bel Air by the beach. Final days at Room island.

Who? This camp is organised by Guinean artist Bamba Camara who resides in France. He is very well connected within the arts community and has run the tour successfully for 13 years. Teaching artists will be drummers and dancers from Les Ballets Merveilles.  Confirmed dance teachers are Bountou Kouyate and Aboubacar Camara, with Makiti Camara as special guest teaching 1-2 classes at Room island.

What to expect

  • 4hrs drum / dance per day on week days (10am – 12.00, 5pm-7pm)
  • Evening campfire with singing, balafon, ngongoma & kora
  • Accom in comfortable rooms with ensuite western style bathroom
  • Traditional African food (rice, fish, meat, baguettes, tropical fruit) with provision for vegetarians
  • Drum & dance performances by Les Ballet Merveilles and local ensemble on Isle de Room
  • Informal classes to learn the local language
  • Daytime optional activities: Visit school and national museum, learn to cook traditional African dishes, shopping for fabrics, arts and crafts at local market, relax at the beach

How much? Tour (2 weeks) is 1000 euro – currently around AUD $1700. Extra costs: flights, visa, spending money.

Registration is open now. 250 euro deposit to secure your place, full payment due mid Jan.
30 spots available.

Visa Online application here. Cost USD 80. Contact Mitzi for host name and address details.

Want to go? Mitzi is currently secretary for the anglophone cohort. Get in touch and we’ll secure you a spot! Filling up fast. mitzimcrae@hotmail.com / 0439334197


Keep in touch by joining our Fb group: Let’s go to Guinea

4 Comments. Leave new

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed