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West African Dance & Drum Holiday

Celebrate your winter holiday in the beautiful Gambia, West Africa

December 16-30, 2011

Our 2 week holiday for individuals, couples and families offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in this rich West African culture.

Week 1 – Dancing and Cultural Adventure includes:

  • B&B Accommodation at The African Village Hotel, an authentic African hotel on the beach
  • 4 day dance workshop from Gambian and Guinean master drummers and dancers
  • Vibrant evening performances by local dance/drum troupes
  • Group time and rituals with Megan
  • Trips to the crocodile zoo and Serrekunda market with drums, sculptures, fabric, masks etc…
  • Optional trips: Animal Safari, Gambia River Cruise, Makasutu Eco-Nature Reserve

Week 2 – Village Immersion & Drumming includes:

  • Shared accommodation in a small family compound in Albreda (on the Gambia River in a small village)
  • Half Board – all breakfasts and dinners (Authentic Gambian/Senegalese food)
  • 7 days drum lessons
  • Group time and rituals with Megan
  • Two night performances
  • Optional instrumental instruction on Balafon and Kora

Led by: Megan Wagner, PhD

Megan is a therapist, author, artist, ritual leader, drummer, and world traveler. She is passionate about Gambia!!

The Gambia – Location and History
The Gambia is a small country in West Africa (4’000 sq. miles or 11’200 sq. km). It is surrounded by Senegal on all sides , except on the Atlantic coast. The two countries have close ethnic and cultural ties. In contrast to Senegal, a former French colony, The Gambia was colonized by Britain and became independent on 1 February 1965. Known as the “smiling coast”, The Gambia has much to offer all year round: from its laid-back charm, miles of deserted palm-fringed beaches, spacious tropical gardens and nature reserves to quality hotels, craft markets, interesting excursions up country and some of the friendliest people on earth.

 

 

 

Price: $3,400 (or £2200) Includes flights from London to Gambia and return to London and all above workshops. Cash and checks accepted. Pay Pal option adds a transaction fee.

West Africa Dance & Drum Holiday

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