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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
'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
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
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
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