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Personalized Dance Instruction in Dakar!

Learning traditional dance in West Africa has long been a dream of mine and this turned out to be a... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2019
Elliot R
Great class!

My mom and I took a drumming class with Ibou and his buddy. Such a great lesson. It’s perfect for... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
482kendrama
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Jan 17, 2019
“Personalized Dance Instruction in Dakar!”
May 18, 2018
“Great class!”
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

Learning traditional dance in West Africa has long been a dream of mine and this turned out to be a fantastic way to do it! Doro is an excellent maestro. He has a wealth of knowledge of the dance and music from all West African...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elliot R
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

My mom and I took a drumming class with Ibou and his buddy. Such a great lesson. It’s perfect for any level of experience. Ibou was patient and really helped us grasp the beats even when we were frustrated, lol. We had a great time...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Sineta G, Manager at SenegalStyle Drumming Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thanks so Much Kendra and GREETINGS from SenegalStyle DJEMBES! I'm happy you enjoyed the class and I, as an aside, am glad we could also arrange transportation for you and your mom to the African Djembe Lessons from the Radisson Blu hotel (or ANY hotel/B&B)...More

Reviewed January 6, 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

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed September 19, 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.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed March 11, 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

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Ania D
Reviewed April 9, 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

Date of experience: April 2014
4  Thank BeJoy2014
Reviewed April 4, 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

Date of experience: February 2014
2  Thank Gustavo S
Reviewed April 2, 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

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank raycrosby
Reviewed March 25, 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

Date of experience: February 2014
2  Thank miguelmarcos99
Reviewed February 23, 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

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank Kathy P
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