Drum and Dance for Wellness and Vitality...

Djembe & Dundun Dance One-Day Retreat
June 2, 2019
Tickets now available

Do you love to move to the beat of live drumming? Dundun Dance is a unique opportunity to learn ancient drumming dances that originated from the Baga women of Guinea, West Africa.

Dunduns are large cylindrical bass drums played with sticks. When played these drums offer the medicine of connecting to your own personal strength and presence. They can also help us to invite healing rhythms and joy into our lives.

Our June 2 event is an opportunity to experience two powerful drumming medicines; playing djembe and dundun dance. These ancient tools can help us clear inner pathways for energy to flow powerfully, while supporting us to (re)connect to our joy and unique self-expression.

Register for Summer Djembe & Dundun Dance Retreat with Elisha MacMillan & Terri Segal below!

Djembe & Dundun Dance One-Day Retreat - Jun 2

Attuning to the abundance of Summer on the beautiful property of Shaw Percussion...

The warmth of Summer is upon us and it's time to celebrate! The trees and flowers are expressing through green leaves, sweet fragrance and blooms, what is blossoming in you? When we play djembe we both give and receive from the Earth, speaking the heart-language of rhythm.

We will pause to delight our senses, enjoying a delicious homemade lunch. Moving our bodies to the beat of ancient rhythms, we experience the power of Dundun Dance. If weather permits, we will drum and dance outside, supported by the tall pine and birch trees surrounding our location.

We (Elisha & Terri) would love to have you join us for a nourishing, enlivening event!

Light refreshments and drum rental included.
No previous experience required <3

DATE: Sunday June 2
TIME: 10:00pm - 3:30pm
LOCATION: Shaw Percussion
5258 Old Homestead Rd. Georgina, ON L0E 1R0
INVESTMENT: $150 + hst

Early bird: $135 + hst (available until May 22)

Historical Context of Dundun Dance

Kemoko Sano introduced Dundun Dance to the United States over 10 years ago. Through his choreography with internationally performing groups, Les Merveilles De Guinee and Les Ballets Africains. Dundun Dabce became more know in the USA and beyond.

I’ve been blessed to have studied Dundun dance in Guinea, West Africa with M'Bemba Bangoura, and Mr. Kemoko Sano’s son, Seiku Sano, current director of Les Merveilles. For over 4 years I studied and peformed Dundun Dance with Master Drummer, Mohammed Diaby in his company Mandingue Foli Kan Don and Master Dancer Sani Abu in his company Ijo Vudu Dance Co.

 

My passion and respect for West African drum & dance led me to live in West Africa, so I could eat, sleep and breathe the rhythms. The result was deep healing, dear friendships and activation of my purpose. It is with great respect and honor that I share these ancient drumming dances.

 

DUNDUN DANCE LIVE IN ACTION!

I'M PERFORMING IN THIS VIDEO... BACK IN THE DAY!

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