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Camp Samatou photos

Our biggest event of the year, Camp Samatou is held 1.5h from Melbourne in November. This year was extra special with three Bangouras from Guinea – Mohamed, Sibo and Seny (all the way from Italy!) We also had Lam Lakiz (Congo), Jean Marc Agbogba (Cote d’Ivoire) and support drummers Odai Affotey and Emmanuel Aryeetey (Ghana).

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Bortier Okoe drumming workshop

Drumming Workshop 3-5pm Saturday 21st October Coburg Lake – Gaffney st, Coburg (opposite Pentridge village) Cost $40 Instruments supplied This workshop includes drumming, singing,…

M’mah lolo video clip

We created this video for master dancer Yansane Fatoumata as a gift from all of us who spent time with her at Etna Afro Festival in Sicily. This song – M’mah Lolo – is the latest hit in Guinea, west Africa.

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Let’s go to Guinea! Tour Bérédé

Join Bamba Camara and artists from les Ballets Merveilles for 2 weeks by the beach in West Africa. Drum, dance, performance and cultural exchange.
24th Feb – 9th March 2024

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Coburg Lake come & try

Hooray it’s Spring! Come and celebrate with a beginners drum or dance class and picnic in the sunshine.
Sunday 24th September @ Coburg lake
Bookings essential

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Etna Afro festival

Mitzi has just returned from Etna Afro festival – an African dance camp at the foot of Etna volcano in Sicily.
An incredible experience of drum, dance and new friends.


Sizzling in Sicily

From 1st to 14th August, Mitzi and some dancing and drumming buddies will be braving the heat wave in Italy!
All dance classes continue on as per usual with guest teacher Meagan Otu.