The 9th Annual Camp Merveilles will be held August 3,4,5,6,7 at the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder, CO. The camp, directed by Fara Tolno will feature local and international talent such as Marietou Camara and Fode Bangora. a minimum of 5 drum & 5 dance classes will be taught each day. Costs: $375 unlimited classes, $175 10 class punch card, $20 drop in fee. Visit http://kissidugu.org to download a detailed class schedule, bet hotel and transportation information. Read the rest of this entry »
Fara Tolnowas born in Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. He spent his youth in the village of Kissidugu and Guinea’s capital city, Conakry. He started playing djembe at the age of nine and is a master of the Djembe, Dounnoun and various other instruments including bellaphone and flute. Fara spent nine years as the lead drummer for Les Merveilles (The Marvelous) de Guinea under the tutelage of West Africa’s most influential director and choreographer, Kemoko Sano.
Some music hits you in the heart. Some in the head. Some hit you deep, down low and make you twitch and pull your ankles together! Oumou Sangare hits there and just right! From the heart of Mali, this inernational performer performs Waiyeina before a live audience in Rome Italy in 2009. Simple music. Elegant and hypnotic music that you just don’t want to stop. Here, at Dragonhead music you can play it over and over again. Enjoy internet Fam. We are back!
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Funeral Services are being held today for Denver’s legendary story teller, Opalonga Pugh at 11:00 at Zion Baptist Church, 933 East 24th Street, Denver, CO 80205. We gather to bless her family and friends in this time of loss. We honor all that was, all that she is and becoming. A new ancestor rises to teach us. With loving hearts we bless the rest of the story! Peace-Dragon Head Music.