Percussions and African dance workshop with the Yelemba troupe in the Ivory Coast, West Africa

A 2 weeks real immersion in the African culture!

Location : Abidjan

Dates : April & November

Duration : 2 weeks

Tariff : 710,00 €

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Dates: 06 to 20 April 2019 and 19 October to 2 November 2019

Duration : 2 weeks

A 2 weeks stay includes:
- 8 days of workshop
- 1 day rehearsal for the final show
- 1 day for the show
- 1 day to the beach
- 2 free days

Practise of the instruments and traditional dance of West Africa with the artists of the Yelemba troupe.
Percussions in the morning (3hours) and/or Dance workshop in the afternoon (3 hours). Participants can apply for the dance or the percussions or both! For those who are attending both workshops, they will need to choose the dance or the percussions for the final show.
Percussionists can play during the dance workshop in the afternoon.

Who is the yelemba troupe of ABIDJAN?
The troupe was created in 1994 by Lassina Coulibaly, and from his first tour in 1995, the troupe
Yelemba from Abidjan has brought a new style to the traditional music and dances of West Africa…
The musicians of the band represent this new generation of artists who pursues a true creative work and research around the tradition. Their impressive physical abilities, the energy they display with ease and above all, the pleasure they have playing together cannot let spectators indifferent .
During 10 years Yelemba travels around the world (France, Spain, Canary Islands, Italy, England, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Tunisia, Qatar, Russia, Sri Lanka, Coréee South, Guadeloupe, Reunion ...).
The conflict in Côte d'Ivoire in 2003 stopped their activity. But since 2012, the troupe is reformed and work with motivation on new choreographies that promise a bright future.
For Lassina Coulibaly, Yelemba of Abidjan is not only an artistic troupe but also a school of dance and percussion. Since 2012, many workshops are organized each year with artists very motivated to teach and share their culture.

Localisation : The courses take place outside of the tourist path in Akeikoi, a nice neighborhood on the outskirts of Abidjan. A village, quiet and popular atmosphere where the tropical vegetation reminds us that we are only 15 minutes walk from the bush.

You can enjoy your free time wandering around the neighborhood, going to the market, playing with children, tasting the local cuisine, sharing a drink on the bar corner, or simply resting in the shade of the cocoa tree in the Yelemba garden.

Accommodation: You will stay in a small hotel facing the premises of Yelemba (rooms with fan)

Workshop with Full board accommodation 710€ (Full board accommodation for an accompanying person 350€)
This price includes:
- Accommodation for 14 days
- All breakfats, lunches, dinners, water
- Dance & percussions courses (8 days, 24 hours for the dance or 24 hours for the percussions or 48 hours for both)
- Transfers from Abidjan airport, to the beach, to the courses..
- Membership fees to the association

This price does not include: airfare, visa.