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SenegalStyle Drumming Lessons

1 Cite Sonatel, Dakar Dakar, Senegal
+221 77 791 54 69
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Super Fun even for the Musically Challenged!

An absolute must during your time in Dakar. Ibou and his fellow musicians are a truly talented... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
PolyRhythmic heaven

We booked the classes through Anaando Tours, and although we arrived late (not our tour guides... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2015
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SEE OUR SPECIAL 'WELCOME TO AFRICA' PACKAGE DEAL: English Speaking Master Percussionist & Drums included, 3pm to 5pm with band practice afterwards (5:30pm to 7:00pm! (GOOD IDEA for folks with pre-planned tours or SHORT LAYOVERS in Dakar!) All major credit cards & e-checks accepted via Paypal.You MUST email to reserve, no phone calls or drop ins! Price includes a FULL BALLET & AFRICAN DRUM CONCERT M-F! SenegalStyle AFRICAN DRUMMING & DANCE is a service OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and provided by SenegalStyle Bed & Breakfast Homestay Guesthouse,($50 a night includes Breakfast!) SenegalStyle African Drumming & Dance is owned by Sineta George of SenegalStyle Djembes. Our classes are for all levels, beginners, intermediate and professionals. The cost is $40 per person for 2 hour lessons in a BEAUTIFUL ORGANIC GARDEN at a local community center. Loaner drums are provided FREE OF CHARGE but PLEASE EMAIL IN ADVANCE - NO PHONE CALLS/DROP INS! Bilingual Instruction English/French/Wolof. Want to make your own African Djembe Drum? The cost is $300 for 3 day hands-on course, carved and painted with whatever design you want! Online prepayment required to reserve your time/date.
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6 Jan 2016
“Super Fun even for the Musically Challenged!”
19 Sep 2015
“PolyRhythmic heaven”
1 Cite Sonatel, Dakar Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

An absolute must during your time in Dakar. Ibou and his fellow musicians are a truly talented bunch and clearly love what they do. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my drumming session even though i became frustrated at times with my inability to keep...More

Thank srussell77
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We booked the classes through Anaando Tours, and although we arrived late (not our tour guides fault) the class was a highpoint in our two-day tour around Dakar. My husband was completely enthralled and the group really was helpful to him. A great experience.

Thank SpokaneJan09
Reviewed 11 March 2015

I came to Dakar one week ago and it's just a beginning of my drumming adventure with Ibou but I already love it so much. Sineta is a very warm and hospitable host. She surprises me with various and delicious food every day. Her house...More

1  Thank Ania D
Reviewed 9 April 2014

I am in Dakar for a month and recently went to the organic gardens where the African drumming lessons are held. Not only is it a beautiful and relaxing location, the people getting the lessons seemed to be having such fun! I'm too old for...More

4  Thank BeJoy2014
Reviewed 4 April 2014

'although I didn't participate, I was filming both African drumming and dance as a favor for an acquaintance that was also staying at SenegalStyle B&B Guesthouse. I was really impressed by the professionalism exhibited by both teachers, for African drumming and dance. I would certainly...More

2  Thank Gustavo S
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Drumming with Ibou and his team was a lot of fun. I enjoyed seeing the community center where they were located, and it was great that after the lesson I got to hang out and listen to the local drumming band play. In the lessons...More

Thank raycrosby
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Lest one think that this is something for the tourist to dabble with, I'm here to say that, no, Ibou and his colleagues can provide experienced musicians with an outstanding opportunity to expand one's musical vocabulary. In my case, I'm mainly an electric and upright...More

2  Thank miguelmarcos99
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Drumming lessons with Ibou were a big part of my amazing experience in Dakar. Ibou was a wonderful teacher--both patient and encouraging. Playing in the garden was beautiful and I enjoyed every minute of learning three different rhythms. Ibou also connected me with a dance...More

2  Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Ibu Sene may just be the most skilled and patient music teacher on the planet. 8 novice drummer women traveling on business lucked out when we booked drumming lessons through SenegalStyle. He had us drumming amazingly well after just a couple of hours. We were...More

1  Thank NinaDale
Reviewed 22 December 2013

The drumming lessons with SenegalStyle are a MUST! My friend and I had zero drumming experience, but wanted to try something new. This was SO much fun and our instructor Ibou was a great teacher. Our lessons took place at a cultural center in an...More

1  Thank hajworld
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